This collection of essays seeks to probe the character of the twin phenomena of colonialism and nationalism in modern India. It provides an alternative framework for the study of modern Indian history by examining the mutual interrelationships between politics, economics and history through a wide spectrum of work on fundamental themes. Within this framework, historical processes can be analysed, a whole set of new and different questions asked, and the study and research of modern Indian history channeled into paths different from those which dominated colonial historiography for over fifteen decades.
The essays relate to a variety of themes: the colonial structure in India, the basic strategy of the nationalist leadership, the complex relationship of the capitalist class with colonialism and nationalism, peasantry and nationalism, and the efforts to evolve alternative anti- imperialist strategies.
About the Author
Bipan Chandra is one of the most eminent historians of modern Indian history. He is currently chairman of the National Book Trust. He is also Professor Emeritus, Center for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and National Research Professor.
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