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LAR202: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945 (Reacting to the Past): Primary Sources

British Newspapers

Are you interested in reading the British point of view? The British Library has made searching of the British Newspaper Archives free to all users. Once you find an article that looks interesting, fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request Form and the library will get a copy for you.

"Contemporary" Periodicals


Check out these websites for stories from witnesses of events in India during the middle of the 20th century:

Manuscripts and Books

Doane Library Catalog - Remember to search people and organizations as both author and subject. Searching by author will retrieve additional primary source material; searching by subject will retrieve both secondary literature and possibly additional primary sources.

You also may find primary resources by using words like "diary" or "memoir" in your search.