From Plassey to Partition: A History of Modern India

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Orient Blackswan, 2004 - INDIA-HISTORY. - 523 pages
From Plassey to Partition is an eminently readable account of the emergence of India as a nation. It covers about two hundred years of political and socio-economic turbulence. Of particular interest to the contemporary reader will be sections such as Early Nationalism: Discontent and Dissension , Many Voices of a Nation and Freedom with Partition . On the one hand, it converses with students of Indian history and on the other, it engages general and curious readers. Few books on this crucial period of history have captured the rhythms of India s polyphonic nationalism as From Plassey to Partition.
 

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A well researched book. The chapter on the evolution of the Ryotwari very clearly explained. I learnt several new things. Cocept description of every incident well potrayed.

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Contents

British territories in India in 1857 4647
46
British Empire in India
66
British India and the princely states c 1904 116117
116
Reform and Rebellion
139
Emergence of Indian Nationalism
184
Discontent and Dissension
227
the Muslim League
262
The Age of Gandhian Politics
279
princes
323
Many Voices of a Nation
334
Freedom with Partition
405
India in 1947 458459
459
Postscript
473
Bibliography
479
Index
514
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