India's Struggle For Independence: 1857-1947

4.05 avg rating
( 2,869 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140107814: India's Struggle For Independence: 1857-1947
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Designed for ardent history enthusiasts, India's Struggle For Independence is one of the most exhaustive and precise account of the struggle of Indian Independence ever written in the literary world. Written and edited by five expert authors, it presents a detailed outlook on one of the most important periods in Indian history. The facts and details provided in this book have been gathered from oral and written sources, and various other primary sources have been used along with years of intense research. Written with a very concise approach, it is a one of a kind book that details the intricacies of the Indian Independence struggle. The struggle for Indian Independence took a long time and was something that affected the whole country. Every state in the country boasted of some kind of revolt minor or major during this period. Numerous revolutionaries throughout the country came together in their efforts to fight against the British rule and set their country free. Few of the chapters in the book are The Fight to Secure Press Freedom, Foundation of the Congress: The Myth, World War I and Indian Nationalism: The Ghadar, An Economic Critique of Colonialism, Peasant Movements and Uprisings after 1857, The Non-Cooperation Movement 1920-1922, The Gathering Storm-1927-1929, Civil Rebellions and Tribal Uprisings, and many more. India's Struggle For Independence takes the reader on a journey across India as she was craving for her Independence. This book starts at the very first revolt of 1857 under the guidance of Mangal Pandey, from Rani Lakshmi Bai s innate passion to free her country, Subhash Chandra Bose s unmatched charisma and aggressive tactics, to Mahatma Gandhi s famous civil disobedience and non-cooperation movement, to the final victory in 1947 when the British Raj finally came to an end. The book reflects a coherent narrative as it incorporates the existing historiographical advances and yet provides an utterly new and clear view of this period in Indian history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

read it cover to cover. In the midway I realized that it is truly a pro-congress or pro-nationalist book. But, then also I proceeded. There are times, when it tries to justify the stand of Congress on critical matters. A reader must read it with this 'bias' in mind of authors because as already been said by others that most of the authors are from JNU and in some way or other are associated with different government institutions. However, it is a good read in terms of it's style of presenting history. In fact, one can easily find that history is not merely about memorizing the dates, it is more about seeing the undercurrent of thoughts which were determinant in making that date historical. So in all, I would suggest it is for a mature reader not an amateur one. --Gyan Vikas Feb 15, 2012

an extract from the book goes "the end of 1907 brought another political trend to the fore. the impatient young men of bengal took to the path of individual heroism and revolutionary terrorism( a term we use without any pejorative meaning and for want for another term). I for one am at a loss as to how a renowned group of 5 historians are not able to find a proper term for our freedom fighters. well let me suggest some - "radical extremists", "ultra extremists" and i am sure that if these wont fit one can easily come up with a little more reverent term than "revolutionary terrorism" interestingly in the chapter on freedom of press the authors mention how people from press were forced to write their content in such a way as to not incur the wrath of the administration. it seems to me that this particular term has been used just as the Britishers would use it albeit a bit mildly( by using revolutionary terrorism instead of flatly terrorism) and with an apology (that stands exposed). Penguin is a UK company. this statement seems to me a devise to flatter the publishers (present generation who most probably revere their colonial past) --Asim Dagar

A fantastic book which takes you to the journey of the past. The minute detail of the past has been taken into consideration. highly recommended for UPSC exams. you wont feel as though you are reading for exam sake as it makes you so curious to know more and more. this book makes you so knowledgeable of the past you'll realise when You study it thoroughly and look into the previous question papers of IAS and say "I can answer this". A great book and A great experience!!! --kavya adiga Mar 15, 2012

Synopsis:

This is a study of India's independence movement, from an abortive revolt against the British in 1857 through the times which eventually lead to Indian Independence in 1947 seen from the Indian point of view. The book is based on primary sources, hundreds of interviews with those who took part in the struggle for freedom, and presents new information on the formation of the Indian National Congress and the British response to various uprisings. It also examines the personalities and influence of the leaders of the time and evolves a new and coherent view of the history of the period.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780143431367: India's Struggle for Independence

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0143431366 ISBN 13:  9780143431367
Publisher: PRHI, 2000
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Chandra, Bipan
ISBN 10: 0140107819 ISBN 13: 9780140107814
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Keystone Books
(Syosset, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New Book. Delivery within 6 to 10 days. Expedited Shipping Available. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # 175697

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

BIPIN CHANDRA
ISBN 10: 0140107819 ISBN 13: 9780140107814
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Booksdegran
(Marlton, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. 1st ed.. Brand new. Standard delivery takes 5-9 business days by USPS media mail with tracking number. We also ship to PO Box addresses but by Standard delivery and shipping charges will be extra. Customer satisfaction guaranteed and please feel free to contact us for any queries. Seller Inventory # PR-3632

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Chandra; Bipan
ISBN 10: 0140107819 ISBN 13: 9780140107814
New Paperback Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
US_Superfast_Bookstore
(New Castle, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: NEW. Brand New , Paperback, , We ship to PO , APO and FPO adresses in U.S.A .Choose Expedited Shipping for FASTER DELIVERY.Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # SM_9780140107814

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Bipin Chandra
Published by Penguin Global
ISBN 10: 0140107819 ISBN 13: 9780140107814
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Books in my Basket
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Global. Soft cover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 554530

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
5.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.73
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Chandra, Bipan
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0140107819 ISBN 13: 9780140107814
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0140107819 Brand New,Direct from suplier , printed in english , Ready to ship, fast delivery (5-8 busienss days ) worldwide. Seller Inventory # M30Z18637

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.72
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Chandra, Bipan
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0140107819 ISBN 13: 9780140107814
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Heidle S
(NEW MARSKE, REDCA, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0140107819 Brand New , we ship from UK , EU ,fast delivery wordwide ( 5-8 business days ). Seller Inventory # 121P20678

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Chandra, Bipan
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0140107819 ISBN 13: 9780140107814
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Heidle S
(NEW MARSKE, REDCA, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0140107819 Brand New , Original edition , Direct from pubsliher , we ship from UK , EU ,fast delivery wordwide ( 5-8 business days ). Seller Inventory # 121Q22366

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Chandra, Bipan
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0140107819 ISBN 13: 9780140107814
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0140107819 Brand New,Paperback , printed in english , Ready to ship, fast delivery (5-8 busienss days ) worldwide. Seller Inventory # M30Z5142

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.72
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Chandra, Bipan
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0140107819 ISBN 13: 9780140107814
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Heidle S
(NEW MARSKE, REDCA, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0140107819 Brand New ,Paperback , we ship from UK , EU ,fast delivery wordwide ( 5-8 business days ). Seller Inventory # 121Q8898

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

etc., Chandra, Bipan
Published by Penguin Books India (1989)
ISBN 10: 0140107819 ISBN 13: 9780140107814
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books India, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0000770035

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book