Decline and End of the British Indian Empire, 1914-1947 | Newberry

Decline and End of the British Indian Empire, 1914-1947

Monday, October 3, 2016

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dr. Rajit Mazumder, DePaul University
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

The seminar covers the period from the First World War to the end of British rule in South Asia. Critical changes in economics, politics and society affected Britain, India, and the British Indian Empire. These interrelated issues radically affected the nature, pace and direction of nationalist and anti-colonial movements. It culminated in 1947 in a hurried British withdrawal and the creation of two new nations, and resulted in the death of a million people, and the greatest refugee crisis in modern history.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 7, 2016. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

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