History of Modern India

History of Modern India (English, Paperback, Chandra Bipan)

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History of Modern India  (English, Paperback, Chandra Bipan)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Orient Blackswan Pvt Ltd
    • Genre: History
    • ISBN: 9788125036845, 9788125036845
    • Pages: 352
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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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    • Orient Blackswan Pvt Ltd
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    • UPSC
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    • 210 mm
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    • 140 mm
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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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    Chandan Pandey

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    BEST BOOK FOR MODERN HISTORY

    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.
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    SK Ghosh

    Dec, 2011

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    Wonderful

    Well organised. Easy to grasp.
    1. Revolutionary Terrorists!
    They were Revolutionary Nationalists.
    Must change this term on page 225.
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    Navraj Dhadiala

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    Excellent

    Yesterday i got this book and I have started reading,My UPSC exam prepareation is going on,And flipkart helps me a lot to get awesome book for best prepareation.Do thank you so much flipkart team,You are my best online shopping friend.
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    Sekharjit Gogoi

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    Best in the market!

    Very very nice product. Good packaging and page quality is absolutely good. Original product and also the updated print of 2020. Super fast delivery within 22hours. Ordered from seller @TrueComRetail,as always the best....
    This book is perfect for UPSC/state PSCs because I've never seen such a book with the simplest language and broad description about each events , say it from decline of Mughals to geting independence... Very nice book. Must buy...
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    Mallicka Ghorui

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    Horrible

    the History book of Rajiv Ahir is much more better than it. May be this is good for descriptive questions but not at all fits the MCQ based exams. Data is very less and very very primary level. The organisation of the book's contains are not at all attractive. Some of the pages are printed very poorly, it is too light printing to read. And above all overpriced. Not a good book at all for any kind of MCQ based competitive exams. I condemned to the one who suggested me such useless book.
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    Somnath Dey

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    Aug, 2019

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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
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    Satisfied first time with Flipkart service in north east region

    I'm satisfied for the first time with Flipkart service. The book was laminated and it was packed very well. It was shipped through Bluedart courier service and it delivered 5 days before the expected delivery date. Thanks to Flipkart and to Bluedart for their first ever good service in north eastern sates. And please avoid shipping order through First flight courier as they don't provide good service in north eastern states. :-)
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    Thongam Deepak Singh

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    Nov, 2014

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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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    Aravind

    Jul, 2012

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    Good choice

    Good book, pages are overall good.Delivery was fast via truecom retail seller.
    For UPSC it is a must, however it should be accompanied by ncerts for more basics and spectrum for revision.these 3 collections are more than enough for upsc🙂.
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    Q:is it is used for upsc??????
    A:yaa.. it is.. it's an awesome book.. it helped me a lot...
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    Q:can a fresh candidate can start with this book
    A:Yeah! This book is useful especially for fresher
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    Q:this book has 351 pages but old ncert has 270 pages why such a huge difference in pages
    A:Here Bipan Chandra has added research ideas of his own. This is not a copy of the Ncerts. This is a follow up encompassing the whole gamut.
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    Q:spectrum and bipin chandra modern india is same or not ?... iam a new learner which one should i prefer ?
    A:Me too beginer, bt bipin chandra's history of modern india not worthy. i used to study k. venkatesan book (tamil author). it has more information than bipin
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    Q:is this book available in bengali language ?
    A:no
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    Q:Is it really useful for UPSC?
    A:yes........ it is also a gud book for modern history too
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    Q:from which year and upto which year it covers Indian history??
    A:from mid 18th century till 1948
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    Q:Is this its latest edition?
    A:Yes, This is the first and only edition of this book.
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    Q:can i use it for wbcs
    A:frankly speaking buddy,this book is absolutely a winner for writing descriptive answers...but for wbcs I personally recommend you only and only Rajiv Ahir a brief history of modern India...that's it
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    Q:Edition of this book?
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