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The Writings of Bipan Chandra : The Making of Modern India : From Marx to Gandhi

Bipan Chandra

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ISBN 10: 8125045716 / ISBN 13: 9788125045717
Published by Orient Blackswan, 2012
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Contents List of Tables Publishers Acknowledgements Introduction by Aditya Mukherjee Part 1 1 The Long-term dynamics gandhiji and the Indian National Movement 2 Jawaharlal Nehru in Historical Perspective 3 Gandhiji Secularism and Communalism 4 Pre-Gandhian Roots of Gandhian-era Politics 5 The Making of the Indian Nation Part 2 1 Colonialism and Modernisation 2 Karl Marx His Theories of Asian Societies and Colonial Rule 3 Transformation from a Colonial to an Independent Economy A Case Study of India 4 Economic Nationalism Part 3 1 Introduction to Bhagat Singh Why I Am an Atheist 2 Fundamentalism and Communalism 3 Enlightened History 4 The End of History A Review 5 The Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy A Review Bibliography Index For more than half a century Bipan Chandra has made unparalleled contribution to the study of modern Indian history He is renowned worldwide as an authority on the subject with a lucid and accessible style that has made him one of the most widely read and influential historians of our times Bipan Chandra?s writings have profoundly influenced our understanding of the emergence of modern India as well as of contemporary concerns that have their roots in the colonial pastThe Writings of Bipan Chandra The Making of Modern India is a definitive collection of essays which depicts Bipan Chandra?s range of interests It presents his views and positions qualified after an engagement of over fifty years with Independent India The essays present a long-term perspective of the emergence of nationalism and the Indian national movement with special emphasis on its Gandhian phase and the nature of Indian capitalism and its relationship with imperialism and the national movement They identify specificities of the colonial structure and trace the possible paths of economic transformation until independence The volume includes a critical appraisal of the Indian Left and a nuanced understanding of the idea of secularism and emergence of communalism in IndiaThe introduction by Aditya Mukherjee is a fitting tribute from a former student and colleague This volume is a celebration of the singular scholarship of perhaps the greatest living chronicler of the Indian national movement and after It will be invaluable for students teachers and everyone interested in the history and idea of India 564 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 101174

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Title: The Writings of Bipan Chandra : The Making ...

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

Publication Date: 2012

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Bipan Chandra is renowned worldwide as an authority on the subject, with a lucid and accessible style that has made him one of the most widely read and influential historians of our times. His writings have profoundly influenced our understanding of the emergence of modern India, as well as of contemporary concerns that have their roots in the colonial past. The Writings of Bipan Chandra: The Making of Modern India is a definitive collection of essays which depicts his range of interests. The essays present a long-term perspective of the emergence of nationalism and the Indian national movement, with special emphasis on its Gandhian phase, and the nature of Indian capitalism and its relationship with imperialism and the national movement. The volume includes a critical appraisal of the Indian Left, and a nuanced understanding of the idea of secularism and emergence of communalism in India. The book has an introduction by Aditya Mukherjee.

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Bipan Chandra is currently Chairman, National Book Trust, and Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been the President of the Indian History Congress, which endowed him with the life-time achievement award in 2008. He was appointed National Research Professor in 2006. Bipan Chandra was born in 1928 in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

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