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Extracts from the Independence Day Resolution passed by the Indian National Congress in 1930
(By permission of The British Library: T672, John Lane, Jawaharlal Nehru: An Autobiography, 1936)
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The British Library: T672, Lane, Jawaharlal Nehru, 1936; Indian National Congress resolution, 1930
How to use this source
1 Study this source carefully. Ask yourself whether the source supports or contradicts the view that:
  • The British left India as soon as the people wanted them to
  • The British left because of the actions of important individuals
  • The British were forced out by peaceful political protests
  • The British were forced out by armed resistance
  • The British wanted to leave because the area was causing them problems
2 If you were an admirer of the British empire, explain whether you would be able to use this source to support your viewpoint.

3 If you were a critic of the British empire, explain whether you would be able to use this source to support your viewpoint.

4 What does this source tell you about the views of Indian nationalists in 1930?
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