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Mahsi, Professor Yohan
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Reference to the political agitations which have been carried on in India in recent years. The great and ever-increasing unrest during the last 15 or 20 years in India, and reasons for it. India's national awakening to the great benefits which they have received under British rule, due to the spread of Western education and Christian teachings which have opened the eyes of the people to their relations with their fellowmen and their relations to God. The many difficulties that beset the British Empire today in the administration of affairs in India. Political divisions within India, as well as the Native Princes. Difficulties arising out of the 147 different languages and dialects spoken in India, and the many different classes and castes. The factor of religious divisions within India. The high rate of illiteracy to be found in India; the high rate of starvation and hunger. The lack of laws governing child labour. The educated people today in India clamouring for home rule and self-government. The speaker's division and discussion of what he terms the three great camps: the Home Rule or Extremist Camp; the Liberal Party of Moderate Party; the masses, ignorant and illiterate. Understanding the national awakening of India, and appreciating the political situation by going back to 1834 and reviewing India's history and development since then. The Bengal Act. Seven points of the Bengalese which led to considerable agitation. A brief history of Ghandi and how he became an agitator. Ghandi's beliefs, convictions, and actions. The love of the Indian people for Ghandi. Recent uprisings and ferment. The Montague-Chelmsford Act to provide the native people with legislative machinery which would give them control over their own government. India not yet safe, still struggling to pull herself out of the slough of economic backwardness, social agitation and political subjection.