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From Plassey to Partition and After: A History of Modern India

From Plassey to Partition and After: A History of Modern India

Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

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This book is now regarded as a major intervention in the historiography of modern India, and an authoritative account of the largest anti-imperialist movement in the world. It traces India s colonial encounter, her nationalist longings, and her emergence as a sovereign, democratic republic, along with radical social transformations over two centuries. And this enlarged edition offers a perceptive analysis of India s efforts towards modernisation and democratisation since Independence. The book addresses important historiographical questions by taking cognisance of emergent perspectives adopted by social science scholarship over the last twenty-five years. The book engages in debates on issues like political economy in eighteenth-century India, socio-religious reform and the nationalist movement. It offers a detailed study and analysis of the freedom struggle through its Moderate,...