Category Archive for: ‘India News1’

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    PM Modi’s address at India Ideas Summit

    “Namaste! Business leaders, Distinguished guests, I thank the US-India Business Council for inviting me to address the ‘India Ideas Summit’. I also congratulate the USIBC on its forty-fifth anniversary this year. Over the past decades, the USIBC has brought Indian and American business closer. USIBC’s …

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    Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision for a just and equitable post-colonial world, with India leading the way

    This piece is part of a new series in collaboration with the ABC’s Saturday Extra program. Each week, the show will have a “who am I” quiz for listeners about influential figures who helped shape the 20th century, and we will publish profiles for each …

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    Indian election: Modi win delivered thanks to faith in economic growth pledges

    India’s electoral colossus has re-elected Narendra Modi’s BJP party, following the largest democratic exercise in the world. India has united to put Modi back in office. This is the second time since 1971 that a majority incumbent government has returned to power with majority in …

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    How the Partition of India happened – and why its effects are still felt today

    “Partition” – the division of British India into the two separate states of India and Pakistan on August 14-15, 1947 – was the “last-minute” mechanism by which the British were able to secure agreement over how independence would take place. At the time, few people …

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    How a British royal’s monumental errors made India’s partition more painful

    The midnight between August 14 and 15, 1947, was one of history’s truly momentous moments: It marked the birth of Pakistan, an independent India and the beginning of the end of an era of colonialism. It was hardly a joyous moment: A botched process of …

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    Colonialism was a disaster and the facts prove it

    Recently an academic article, asserting the historical benefits of colonialism, created an outcry and a petition with over 10, 000 signatures calling for its removal. The Case for Colonialism, published in Third World Quarterly by Bruce Gilley, argues Western colonialism was both “objectively beneficial and …

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    India Under PM Modi

    While India and Indians worldwide celebrate India’s 75th Independence day,  Prime Minister Modi’s seven+ years in office marks the longest uninterrupted non-Congress government at the centre. It’s a combination of the pull of PM Modi’s personality, a right-of-centre stream of politics, and a few lessons …

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    Colonialism in India was traumatic – including for some of the British officials who ruled the Raj

    When India gained independence from Britain on August 15 1947, the majority of Anglo-Indians had either left or would leave soon after. Many within the Indian Civil Service would write of the trauma that they experienced from witnessing the violence of the years leading up …

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    The Pledge of Independence

    The Indian National Congress, on December 19, 1929, passed the historic ‘Purna Swaraj’ – (total independence) resolution – at its Lahore session, which called for “complete freedom from the British.” The Purna Swaraj resolution—proclaimed on January 26, 1930,  – a day, which the Congress Party …

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    Churchill and India: imperial chauvinism left a bitter legacy

    For those who enjoy debunking the reputations of national heroes, there can be few softer targets than Winston Churchill. The phrase “flawed hero” could almost have been invented to characterise his long, wilfully erratic career. Running through it, like some bitter-tasting lettering in a stick …

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