INDIA : séquence sur l'Inde LVA
WEBQUEST : India-Webquest
The nature of relations between the British and Indians changed over time, as did British attitudes toward India and Indians. In earlier days some Britons assimilated readily to Oriental ways of life or even intermarried with Indians. Particularly after the traumatic uprising of 1857-58, however, relations were often strained, as conventional ideas about European racial superiority became more prominent and as Victorian notions of morality and evangelical movements to convert the world to a particular kind of Christianity became influential. By the latter part of the 19th century, for example, the idea of a "respectable" English person marrying an Indian was virtually unthinkable. Of course, the very fact that the British were by definition a ruling elite and Indians -- however rich or important -- a subject people often strained relations. This could exacerbate cultural misunderstandings, a situation which is the focus of E.M. Forster's great anti-imperial novel,
What we said about communication in this passage : Communication in our extract
CORRIGE DES 2 EXERCICES DU JEUDI 10 OCTOBRE ( A REVISER!) CONCESSION exercices TL1corrigé
Garden Party at the Vice-Roy's Palace in New Delhi (1930)
Read about the Salt March (1930) here:
Cartoon: Is There Life on Mars?
BACKGROUND India has successfully launched a spacecraft to Mars - with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach the Red Planet. The spacecraft is set to travel for 300 days, reaching Mars orbit in 2014. If the satellite orbits the Red Planet, India's space agency will become the fourth in the world after those of the US, Russia and Europe to undertake a successful Mars mission. Full story >> THE CARTOON The cartoon by Peter Brookes from The Times shows the Indian rocket shooting off into space while down below hundreds of Indians are clinging precariously to a train. One of them asks the rhetorical question, "Is there a life down here?" (i.e. a life worth living). COMMENTARY The cartoonist uses a line from a well-known David Bowie song to question the utility of a 'poor' country like India, which has serious infrastructure and public health problems (to name but two), spending $74m on a mission to Mars and roughly $1 billion a year on its overall space programme.
GRAMMAR Note the way in which the word 'life' is used in both an uncountable and countable form. In the phrase, "Is there life on Mars?" the word 'life' is uncountable because we are talking about living things in general. • Is there intelligent life on other planets? However, in the phrase "Is there a life down here?", the man is referring to the activities that form a particular part of a person's life. • He has had a good life. See here for more on the usage and meanings of 'life'.
A recent article from Time about rapes in India
En attendant de mettre tous les documents.... Je vous rappelle que 1) nous avons commencé par le "trailer" du film Gandhi [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxYQ4CXoIwg&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube] 2) Vous avez un polycopié sur l'histoire de l'Inde 3) Vous en avez un autre sur Gandhi Vous avez un texte intitulé The Ashram que vous pouvez prendre en document personnel... 4) Nous avons étudié le texte The Reception 5) Nous avons écouté un reportage sur la sélection des filles. Voici les docs : audio here ! india's girls go missingscript 6) Voici la vidéo que nous avons étudiée ensemble sur Euronews.et dont vous avez le script http://www.euronews.com/2013/01/03/india-is-a-dangerous-place-to-be-a-woman/ 7) Le second document à présenter dans cette notion est Another Girl Il faut comparer les formes et lieux du pouvoir et les formes de résistance! Women in India today : listen for pleasure and culture! In-India-More-Women-Are-Playing-Matchmaker-For-Themselves VOIR AUSSI L' ARTICLE "CASTE OR CLASS?" pour l'Inde moderne http://lewebpedagogique.com/lovenglish03/2013/07/08/india-caste-or-class/ Je mets en ligne ce weekend un choix de documents pour votre document personnel sur l'Inde... india docs possibles Another Girl : Another Girl part1.mp3 Another Girl part 2 mp3
Tags : India, séquence, Bride and prejudice, A Passage to India, E.M Forster, Gandhi
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