India After Independence is a book that will be especially useful to those who study political science and are in the field of politics. It is also a good read for those who are interested in understanding the history of the nation, and knowing the events that unfolded after India got her independence.
Summary of the Book
This book is an informative sequel to the best-selling book India’s Struggle for Independence. It provided an analysis and thorough understanding of the challenges that were faced by the nation. India may have suffered during the time of its colonial legacy and struggle for freedom, but has also achieved many successes over the past five decades. The book gives us a description of how the Indian Constitution was framed. It also discusses how the Nehruvian political and economic agenda, and our foreign policy, evolved and developed over time.
About Bipan Chandra
Bipan Chandra is an Indian historian who specializes in economic and political history of modern India. He has specialized in the national movement and is known as India’s foremost scholars on Mahatma Gandhi. One of his well-known books is The Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism. He was a lecturer for many years and then a reader at Hindu College, Delhi. He was also Chairman of the National Book Trust in New Delhi from the year 2004 to 2012.