India's Struggle for Independence

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Penguin UK, Aug 9, 2016 - Literary Collections - 600 pages
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India’s struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra is your go to book for an in-depth and detailed overview on Indian independence movement . Indian freedom struggle is one of the most important parts of its history. A lot has been written and said about it, but there still remains a gap. Rarely do we get to hear accounts of the independence from the entire country and not just one region at one place. This book fits in perfectly in this gap and also provides a narration on the impact this movement had on the people. Bipin Chandra’s book is a well-documented history of India's freedom struggle against the British rule. It is one of the most accurate books which have been painstakingly written after thorough research based on legal and valid verbal and written sources. It maps the first war of independence that started with Mangal Pandey’s mutiny and witnessed the gallant effort of Sri Rani Laxmi Bai. Many of the pages of this book are dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation and the civil disobedience movements. It contains detailed description of Subash Chandra Bose’s weapon heavy tactics and his charisma. This book includes all the independence movements and fights, irrespective of their size and impact, covering India in its entirety. Although these movements varied in means and ideas, but they shared a common goal of independence. This book contains oral and written narratives from different parts of the country, making this book historically rich and diverse. The book captures the evolution of Indian independence struggle in full detail and leaves no chapter of this story untouched. This book is a good read for the students of Indian modern history and especially for students who are preparing for UPSC examination and have taken History as their subject.
 

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I request writers to enlighten their source of info they write" Lakhaji Raj gave land for Natinalist school. actually Rajkot was or had very small land or territory. Rajkot had two governing body one was Lakhaji raj ( installed by British) and out side western part of Rail track was British agency Rajkot that rajkot controlled by British and that school was there.
i am from Rajkot i have not heard from anyone that "Lakhaji Raj used to vacant his trone to let Gandhiji sit on it"
No British installed ANY rulers had any courage or ability to stand agaist British governing . this kind of statement by authore reduced the authenticity of book.
Maahtma Gandhiji also never written any where that Rajkot ruler used to wear khadi.
 

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Contents

About the Author
A Note on Style
Dedication Introduction
The Revolt of 1857
Civil Rebellions and Tribal Uprisings
Peasant Movements and Uprisings after 1857
The Myth
The Reality
The Years of StagnationSwarajists NoChangers and Gandhiji
Bhagat Singh Surya Sen and the Revolutionary Terrorists
The Gathering Storm19271929
Civil Disobedience19301932
The Years from 19321934
The Rise of the LeftWing
The Strategic Debate19341937
Twentyeight Months of Congress Rule

SocioReligious Reforms and the National Awakening
An Economic Critique of Colonialism
The Fight to Secure Press Freedom
Propaganda in the Legislatures
The Swadeshi Movement19031908
The Split in the Congress and the Rise of Revolutionary Terrorism
The Ghadar
The Home Rule Movement and Its Fallout
Gandhijis Early Career and Activism
The NonCooperation Movement19201922
Peasant Movements and Nationalism in the 1920s
The Indian Working Class and the National Movement
The Struggles for Gurdwara Reform and Temple Entry
Peasant Movements in the 1930s and 40s
The Freedom Struggle in Princely India
Indian Capitalists and the National Movement
The Development of a Nationalist Foreign Policy
The Rise and Growth of Communalism
CommunalismThe Liberal Phase
Jinnah Golwalkar and Extreme Communalism
The Crisis at Tripuri to the Cripps Mission
The Quit India Movement and the
PostWar National Upsurge
Freedom and Partition
The Ideological Dimension

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BIPAN CHANDRA was born in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. He was educated at Forman Christian College, Lahore and at Stanford University, California. He was Professor of Modern History at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, where he is currently Professor Emeritus. He has recently been honoured as National Professor and is also the Chairperson of the National Book Trust. Professor Chandra is the author of several books on nationalism, colonialism and communalism in modern India.

Mridula Mukherjee was educated at Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi and at JNU. She is Professor of Modern Indian History at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU and Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. Her areas of special interest are agrarian history, peasant movements and the national movement.

Aditya Mukherjee was educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and at JNU. He is Professor of Contemporary Indian History at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU and Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies. His research interests are in modern business history and capitalist development, and contemporary economy and politics.

K. N. Panikkar was educated at the Madras and Rajasthan Universities. He was professor of Modern Indian History at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU and Vice Chancellor, Shri Shankaracharya University, Kalady, Kerala. He is currently Chairman, Kerala Council for Historical Research and Vice Chairman, Higher Education Council, Government of Kerala. He has published widely in the areas of cultural and intellectual history and agrarian history.

Sucheta Mahajan was educated at Indraprastha College, Delhi and JNU. She is Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU and Chairperson, P.C. Joshi Archives on Contemporary History, JNU. Her research focus has been on the political process in India in the 1940s, including independence and partition, popular struggles and the issues that occupied the last phase of Mahatma Gandhi’s life.

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