ERIC Number: ED210242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Forging a Nation: Through Indian Eyes, Volume 2. Revised Edition.
Johnson, Donald J.; Johnson, Jean E.
An Indian view of India and the world is presented in this book, which is the second of two volumes intended for use with secondary and college level students. The reality of everyday life as experienced by the Indian people is recreated in the series. Almost all of the material in both volumes has been written by Indians and has been taken from a variety of sources: autobiographies, fiction, poetry, newspaper and magazine articles, and historical documents. Each primary source selection is preceded by an editor's introduction which provides background information and a few questions for class discussion. Volume two deals with the topic of nation building, discussing such issues as Hindu-Muslim relations, the impact of British colonial rule, and the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on the independence movement. The last section of the book examines the broad areas of national unity, political philosophy, and economic development. It includes material on the language question, the Indian constitution and parliamentary system, agriculture, and industrialization. The interaction of tradition and change underlies the entire volume. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Colonialism, Economic Development, Government (Administrative Body), Higher Education, History, Indians, Industrialization, Life Style, Primary Sources, Reading Materials, Secondary Education, Social Change
CITE Books, 777 United Nations Plaza, Suite 9-H, New York, NY 10017 ($5.95, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for International Training and Education, New York, NY.
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