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History: Tryst with Destiny – the Path to Independence in India With Dr Erica Wald From Goldsmiths, University of London

17th November 2021 @ 14:15 - 15:15



As part of Goldsmiths’ incisive Autumn History Series, Dr Erica Wald presents ‘Tryst with Destiny: the Path to Independence in India’.

On 15 August 1947, India and Pakistan achieved their independence from Britain, ending nearly 200 years of British rule on the Subcontinent. Independence, with partition, was the result of many years of hard-fought struggles and came at enormous cost to both newly independent countries.

This webinar examines the rise of Indian nationalism, tracing its trajectory from an elite-led group to a mass movement. It considers the global political and economic factors which shaped both nationalist demands and British response.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Erica Wald


For further sessions in this great series with Goldsmiths, please see below and click for details:



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other relevant resources will be made available wherever possible.


Suitable for: Key Stage 5 students (and equivalent) studying or with an interest in studying History and related subjects. We also welcome students from other disciplines with a more general interest in the topic. Teachers and members of school staff, as always, are welcome to join with a group from school/college or as individuals.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are asked to consider some of the key issues and questions in advance.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


17th November 2021
14:15 - 15:15
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