The Ascendancy of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh: Class, Community and Nation in Northern India, 1920-1940

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Anthem Press, 2002 - History - 242 pages
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A revised edition of the classic monograph, 'The Ascendancy of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh' investigates the social contradictions, class forces, and efforts at political organization and mobilization that lay behind the emergence of a powerful nationalist movement in Uttar Pradesh in the late 1920s and early 1930s. It also considers the concurrent emergence of Hindu-Muslim differences as a major factor affecting nationalist politics and the anti-colonial struggle in India.

With a revised introduction and conclusion incorporating material from new research, and corresponding revisions throughout the text, the new edition extends the scope of the original work to cover the entire inter-war period, 1920-40.

 

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Contents

Uttar Pradesh after the First World War
9
The Congress Organization l920l940
25
Spreading the Nationalist Message
61
The Alienation of the Muslims
95
Mass Mobilization
173
Glossary
189
Bibliography
221
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Gyanendra Pandeywas a Rhodes Scholar and Research Fellow at Oxford University in the 1970s; Fellow at The Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, from 1980–5; and Professor of History at The University of Delhi from 1986–98.  Currently, he is Professor of Anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. A Founding member of the Subaltern Studies Project, he is also author of a number of publications fromThe Construction of Communalism in Colonial Northern Indiain 1990 toRemembering Partition: Violence, Nationalism and History in Indiain 2001.

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