This national holiday honors India's independence from British rule on August 15, 1947. This collection contains resource about many aspects of India's history and culture.

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Passages explaining arranged marriage in India. Students read and answer questions.
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The Partition of India

by Andy Hannaford

film clip without commentary to allow students to devise own showing understanding of the issues around the partition of India 1947
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India Historical Timeline

by Marshall Cavendish

Provided by Marshall Cavendish. Citation: "India." Peoples of Eastern Asia, Australasia, and the Pacific. Marshall Cavendish Digital. 2009. 20 July 2009 .
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India Geo-Political Map

by Marshall Cavendish

Provided by Marshall Cavendish. Citation: "India." Peoples of Eastern Asia, Australasia, and the Pacific. Marshall Cavendish Digital. 2009. 20 July 2009 .
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India is represented in Travels with Music Series One by two masters of North Indian music (called Hindustani music). Swapan Chaudhuri plays the tabla (drum), and Alam Khan plays the sarod (or sarode, a stringed instrument). Travels with Music Series One is available online at www.travelswithmusic.org. There are nearly 300 video clips in this first series of the Travels with Music program that profiles master musicians from 15 cultures around the world: USA/Blues, Trinidad, Peru, Chile, Senegal, Nigeria, Morocco, Bulgaria/Rom, Israel, Arabic/Lebanon, Pakistan, India, Indonesia/Java, Philippines, and China. The whole program is available at the online store (www.travelswithmusic.org) and can be purchased for online access or on interactive DVD-ROM for computers or on DVD-video for television.
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This is a short (6 pp) introduction to India. It covers history, politics, culture and language (Hindi). It is best used as a handout in the context of a lecture.
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Students will: Compare key differences and identify similarities between India and Pakistan. Analyze the key issues of South Asia today. Debate and rank issues in order of importance impacting South Asia. Place historical items in chronological order identifying key facts. Analyze the differences between Gandhi and Jinnah. Create a visual biography display of Jinnah and Gandhi-two historical figures that impacted the subcontinent.
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This lesson is on the geography of India.
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