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Indian Independence 1. What can you learn from source A about the origins of the "Quit India" campaign? Source A is from a speech by Gandhi that was later recorded in his biography in 1954. Gandhi told a US writer that India needed its freedom and independence. Gandhi explains in the source that he wants the people of India to become free. We learn from source A about the origins of the "Quit India" campaign that it began when World War Two was taking place. The Indians joined the "Quit India" campaign because they wanted freedom from the British rule. The Indians were fighting for Britain democracy. Ghandi used this situation as an example for independence. The reason why he used the example for independence was because the British government didn't give the Indians what they wanted. The British were taking advantage of the Indians. 2. Does the evidence of source C support the evidence of sources A and B about the reasons for opposition to British rule in the 1940s? Explain your answer. The evidence of source C supports the evidence of source A and B for opposition to the British rule. Source C was written by Jinnah. His opinion supports to some extent which is that Muslims and Hindus only want one thing which is Independence and they have nothing else in common, "...There are only two links between Muslims and Hindus: British rule and the common desire to get rid of it ". ...read more.

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Source E shows a picture forming of violence. This text describes how the Hindus and Muslims killed each other because of their different religions. The text explains how grossly the people treated each other, "...laid on their faces and being beheaded into the river..." A British citizen who was actually there at the time writes this source. This makes the text more precise seeing as though he wasn't taking sides exaggerating against the less favourite religion. The British government would have noticed that the violence was going on till the British made a move and give the Indians what they needed. The two sources are written in different forms. Source D explains of the decisions that were available after World War Two to bring about change to the British policy. Parts of source E describe a scene of violence, which plainly shows the policy of the British government towards independence changed after the Second World War. 4. Use Sources F and G, and your own knowledge, to help you explain why Indian Independence for India was partitioned in 1947? Sources F and G show images of violence forming. The violent behaviour would carry on until a partition was made creating separate countries for Muslims and Hindus. The Muslims and Hindus were causing riots and killing each other in very brutal aspects. ...read more.

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Source H is from a book about events in the Punjab, the book is written by Muslim policemen who were present at the time. The writer describes how his family and the passengers had been cut to death and wounded during the riot, ... "my son and three year old daughter were torn to death..." M A Jinnah wanted a separate Muslim state called Pakistan including Punjab and Bengal. This is also a reason why partition was unavoidable Muslims and Hindus had too many differences. They needed their own states a campaign call "direct Action" was made and this made people realise that violence was possible. The labour government couldn't afford to govern India anymore so they were determined to make India independent at all costs. Ghandi wanted to avoid partition because he believed that India was one country. Ghandi was horrified by direct action because he believed in non-violence. Jinnah was the most responsible for the partition because it was Jinnah who bought up the idea of partition. Jinnah also persuaded the Muslims to support it. When the year 1947 came and the violence became too much, the partition was decided by Mountbatten. He thought that it was impossible to keep India united as one country. The plan was presented to Jinnah and Nehru. This made them reach a composition by announcing that the British would be leaving in less than a year. ...read more.

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