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Gandhi, Indian independence movement on Oxford curriculum

Mahatma Gandhi

By: Sarwar Alam

The University of Oxford has introduced a new compulsory exam paper for history students to include Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern affairs as part of a wider move to make its curriculum more inclusive. Possible topics include the Indian independence movement and the 1960s civil rights movement, highlighting figures such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. The move comes as universities across the country face protests as part of a wider “Why is my curriculum white?” campaign and demand that syllabus be “decolonised”.There will still be two compulsory papers on British history but from the autumn semester this year,…

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