The Road to Indian Independence

From Films Media Group: "This program begins with the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, whose failure became both the basis for the deeper entrenchment of Britain and the textbook for subsequent Indian struggles for independence from Britain. The program follows the bloody trail of Indian insurrection and Gandhi’s efforts to counter violence with nonviolence; India winning independence from Britain in 1947; and shows how, despite the best efforts of Gandhi and Nehru, the nationalist Indian movement was overcome by the religious Hindu movement, and the subcontinent was divided into two countries: the Hindu country of India, and Moslem Pakistan. "

Marie-Louise Derrien
Release Date: 
February, 1990