History of Modern India 1st Edition
    History of Modern India 1st Edition (English, Paperback, Bipan Chandra)

    History of Modern India 1st Edition  (English, Paperback, Bipan Chandra)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Orient Blackswan
    • ISBN: 9788125036845, 8125036849
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 2009
    • Pages: 351
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    Published in the year 2009, History Of Modern India is a book that revolves around the history of British India, throwing light on the nationalist movement and colonialism.

    Summary Of The Book

    History Of Modern India is a book that is written by renowned historian, Bipan Chandra. The contents of this book are a result of Chandra’s research on the subjects of colonialism and nationalism in the country. Apart from his research, Chandra has also drawn from the works of renowned historians during that time in history.

    In total, there are 14 chapters in this book that cover different periods in Indian history. Some of the chapters in this book include Indian States And Society In The Eighteenth Century, Religious And Social Reform After 1858, The Struggle For Sawaraj, The Nationalist Movement, European Penetration And The British Conquest, Social And Cultural Awakening In The First Half Of The Nineteenth Century, The Decline Of The Mughal Empire, and The Revolt Of 1857. Some other chapters include The Nationalist Movement: 1858-1905, Administrative Changes After 1858, and Administrative Organisation And Society And Cultural Policy.

    This book doesn’t focus on the political factors during that period, but deals with the economic, religious, and social history of India. Through the course of this book, Chandra provides insight on several events in modern Indian history such as the establishment of the British East India Company, which led to a tightened grip of the British over India. Chandra also explains that the major reason behind the colonial rule was to exploit India by means of investment and trade. The chapters in this book are arranged in chronological order, starting from the British Rule to the independence of the country. This piece of literature provides its readers with loads of information on the nationalist movement, throwing light on the contributions made by several different individuals. This book is a must-have for history students as well as for those who want to gain insight into the history of modern India.

    This book was published by Orient Blackswan in 2009.

    About Bipan Chandra

    Bipan Chandra is a renowned author and historian from India. Apart from this book, Chandra has written a number of other books, and they include Essays on Colonialism, The Epic Struggle, Communalism in Modern India, The Rise And Growth Of Economic Nationalism In India: Economic Policies Of Indian National Leadership, Indian National Movement: The Long Term Dynamics, and In The Name Of Democracy: The JP Movement And The Emergency.

    Chandra was born in Himachal Pradesh, and he completed his schooling from Forman Christian College in Lahore. He completed his degree from Stanford University, USA, and went on to earn a doctorate from the University of Delhi. For several years, Chandra served as a professor at Hindu College, Delhi. Later, he taught history at Jawaharlal Nehru University. In the year 1985, he was selected to be the General President of the Indian History Congress. He has also served as the Chairman of the National Book Trust, New Delhi. Chandra has also been a part of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2009
    • Exam
      • Civil Services General
    • Authored By
      • Bipan Chandra
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    NCERT re-created

    Its an amazing book but the same one i read in my school when i was in class X.the book is nothing but a verbatim recreation of ncert book on modern india by bipan chandra which has been discontinued by ncert now.thanks to orient blackswan for publishing it..one of the best books for modern indian history

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    I feel this is the best history book I have ever come across. Best piece of work done by Bipan Chandra, I believe as it has Simple language with great flow and garnished with all topics are arranged thematically , a must read for all. Reasonably priced too.

    SK Ghosh

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    29 Dec, 2011

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    Best Material for publicity of congress

    This book is published to support congress ideology. The facts are over emphasized to seek favor. Good book to understand what congress is saying about history. The overall presentation of the book is good and easy language make it more intereting.

    As History is written by the winner.


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    26 Jul, 2012

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    nice but a bit biased

    this was the 1st book i purchased from flipkart.com. it's a good book in terms of facts and figures it contains and the ease of language. it contains vivid description of the administration during the reign of mughals and later. i find this book a bit biased towards congress. overall, it's a great book

    Mohit Raj

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    1 Dec, 2012

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    Easy and interesting to read

    I've just read a couple of chapters as of now. Based on this, what I like best about this book is the simple language that is used by the author...makes it very easy to read.
    Also, this book somehow presents the history in a very interesting way. It not only talks about important people and the role they play but also covers the prevailing political and economical conditions in the society.

    Unfortunately, the book has very few maps, pictures and other graphical information which could have m...


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    24 Jul, 2012

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    Better To Go With "India After Gandhi" By Ram Chandra Guha.

    Bipan Chandra as always write this one also as Spokemen of INC.
    Better to read India after gandhi because R.C. guha tried to reflect the actual things instead of stating what Congressmen was thinking at that time....!!! I've both the & I found India after Gandhi more helpful...

    Abhishek Shukla

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    2 Nov, 2012

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    Quality reading on history of modern India

    The book is relatively concise when compared to books on the same topic by other authors. It captures the holistic view of not only struggle for independence but also the later Mughal period (post Aurangzeb), the decline of central authority, rise of regional satraps and the domination of tribes from Afghanistan.
    Those who are preparing for Civil Services should definitely go through this book twice or thrice, especially as in the new pattern the history syllabus will begin from the mid-18th...

    Kavinder Negi

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    6 Mar, 2013

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    Good quality product

    Awesome book it covers all the events from 1857 till independence but no need to waste money if you can buy class 12th ncert

    Flipkart Customer

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    20 Mar, 2017

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    Classy product

    If you are unable to buy the old ncert for modern india of class xii then this is the book to buy.

    Dhruv Saxena

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    15 Mar, 2017

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