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Report from British officials in India after the assassination of Gandhi in 1948
(Catalogue ref: DO 142/307)
8a 8b 8c
8a   8b   8c            
Catalogue ref: DO 142/307; report about Gandhi, 1948
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 What evidence does this source provide historians with in terms of the importance of Gandhi?
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