From Plassey to Partition : A History of Modern India 1 Edition
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    From Plassey to Partition : A History of Modern India 1 Edition (English, Paperback, Sekhar Bandyopadhyay)

    From Plassey to Partition : A History of Modern India 1 Edition  (English, Paperback, Sekhar Bandyopadhyay)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: ORIENT BLACKSWAN PVT LTD.-NEW DELHI
    • ISBN: 9788125025962, 8125025960
    • Edition: 1, 2004
    • Pages: 524
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      From Plassey To Partition: A History of Modern India is a historical account of the British Empire in India, the Partition in 1947, and how India gained her independence.

      Summary Of The Book

      From Plassey To Partition: A History of Modern India begins with the disintegration and downfall of the Mughal Empire and the parallel rise of the British Empire in the Indian subcontinent. The book offers an insight into the minds of the Indians under the British rule and their struggle for freedom as it gained ground after the Rising of 1857. The book is unique in its approach towards presenting the problems of Indians under the British rule. It gives a detailed account of their conflicts, cultural and social changes, their fight for freedom and the acceptance and adaptation to modernism brought in by the foreign rulers. From Plassey To Partition: A History Of Modern India presents the entire history of the British dominion over India through the various struggles and rebellions of the Indians, the rise of Indian leaders and politics, the Partition that led to the creation of Pakistan and finally, Independent India.

      The entire account has been presented in a unique way by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, who has provided the readers with different perspectives and sides to the entire struggle for Indian freedom. The book is divided into eight parts, which are British Empire in India, Emergence of Indian Nationalism, Transition of the Eighteenth Century, Early Indian Responses, Early Nationalism, Many Voices of a Nation, The Age of Gandhian Politics, and Freedom with Partition. The book also provides 5 maps of India at various times to offer a better understanding of the geography of the time. From Plassey To Partition: A History Of Modern India is suitable for both history students and interested readers, owing to its detailed presentation of the historical facts and events of that time period.

      About Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

      Sekhar Bandyopadhyay is a professor and Director at New Zealand India Research Institute. Sekhar Bandyopadhyay has published several books and many articles in his field. Caste, Culture and Hegemony: Social Dominance in Colonial Bengal, Caste, Protest and Identity in Colonial India: The Namasudras of Bengal 1872-1947 and Caste, Politics and The Raj: Bengal 1872-1937 are his other books.

      Sekhar Bandyopadhyay has an MA and PhD. He has also received the Marsden grant for his project, Dalits in the History of Partition in Eastern India. His research interests include political and social history of South Asia during colonial rule, identity formation and caste system in India in 19th and 20th century.

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      Book Details
      • Publication Year
        • 2004
      • Table of Contents
        • List of Maps
          Preface
          Glossary
          List of Abbreviations
          1. Transition of the Eighteenth Century
          1.1 Decline of the Mughal empire
          1.2 Emergence of the regional powers
          1.3 Foundation of the British empire
          2. British Empire in India
          2.1 The imperial ideology
          2.2 Parliament and the empire
          2.3 Extracting land revenue
          2.4 The apparatus of rule
          2.5 Empire and economy
          3. Early Indian Responses: Reform and Rebellion
          3.1 Social and religious reforms
          3.2 Peasant and tribal uprisings
          3.3 The revolt of 1857
          4. Emergence of Indian Nationalism
          4.1 Historiography of Indian nationalism
          4.2 Agrarian society and peasant discontent
          4.3 The new middle class and the emergence of nationalism
          4.4 Foundation of the Indian National Congress
          5. Early Nationalism: Discontent and Dissension

          5.1 The moderates and economic nationalism
          5.2 Hindu revivalism and politics

          5.3 The rise of extremism and the swadeshi movement
          5.4 Muslim politics and the foundation of the Muslim League
          6. The Age of Gandhian Politics
          6.1 The carrots of limited self-government, 1909-19
          6.2 The arrival of Mahatma Gandhi
          6.3 Khilafat and non-cooperation movements
          6.4 Civil Disobedience movement
          6.5 The act of 1935, "Paper Federation" and the princes
          7. Many Voices of a Nation
          7.1 Muslim alienation
          7.2 Non-Brahman and dalit protest
          7.3 Business and politics
          7.4 Working class movements
          7.5 Women's participation
          8. Freedom with Partition
          8.1 Quit India movement
          8.2 The turbulent forties
          8.3 Towards freedom with partition
          Postscript
          Appendix
          Bibliography
          Index

      Contributors
      • Author
        • Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
      University Books Details
      • Specialization
        • B.A(History), B.A(Political Science)
      Dimensions
      • Weight
        • 498 g
      Ratings and Reviews
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      5

      Best book if onw need to understand history better

      Bipan chandra vs sekhar bandopadhyay :

      Bipan chandra : Directly from revolt 1857 with the reasons, which some times left you in boredom (since no background is given).

      sekhar bandopadhyay : provides us with the Complete background of history which makes us aware of upcoming events.

      I'll suggest this book is for everyone who wants to study history (not just for the optional but only for gs mains, since it makes our understanding firm)

      narrative is interesting which gives a nice reading exp...
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      Blackhole

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      13 Apr, 2014

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      NOT for GS Mains History

      I bought this book looking at the great reviews people have written for it for UPSC exam. However it was a big disappointment! -

      a. The book does not cover facts and concepts clearly. Only passing reference.

      b. The book is of a higher level than required for GS Mains.

      c. The analysis in the book which people are drooling over is so intellectual that it is wholly unnecessary for atleast GS!

      A person who does not have a background in history will struggle with this book. You dont need to...
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      Shobhit

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      11 Oct, 2013

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      Not good for UPSC preparation

      I bought this book about 3 months ago from Flipkart. My main purpose for purchasing this book was to help with my UPSC - civil service preparation. I started reading this book around 2 days ago and found out this book does not serve my purpose . I have only read around 80 pages or something . The content of the book seems to be more of a review of what each historian had to say about a particular event rather than explaining these events in a detailed sequential manner. Therefore a lot of tim...
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      karthik Velu

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      26 Mar, 2014

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      5

      Brilliant work!!

      I purchased the book from a local bookseller, keeping the new UPSC mains exam pattern in mind. Needless to say, this book has raised and improved my standards of understanding and analytical approach to history.. Have already finished Bipin Chandra's "India struggle for Independence" before this.. However this book is on a completely different level than that..
      This book is more mains-oriented and useful in forming analytical answers. Language and presentation is very lucid and keeps the read...
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      Ankit Srivastav

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      5 Jul, 2013

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      AWESOME BOOK

      THIS IS THE BEST BOOK ON MODERN INDIA & MUST FOR UPSC CIVIL STUDENTS.BIPAN CHANDRA BOOK IS HEAVLY LEFT ORIENTED.GO FOR THIS BOOK.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.IN CIVILS YOU HAVE TO STUDY VARIOUS AUTHORS & READING ONLY A SINGLE BOOK WITH ANY IDEOLOGY IS SUCIDAL FOR THE STUDENTS.
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      MD SAFDAR IMAM FATMI

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      5 Jul, 2012

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      Apparently I have received a cheap photocopy of the book I ordered.

      I am not at all satisfied with the product quality. The book received by me is a cheap photocopy version of the product that I had ordered online through flipkart, the kind street vendors sell at traffic signals, or maybe even worse than that. Utterly dissatisfied.

      The ink used for printing is highly suspicious - the book smells like cyclostyled paper.

      The paper quality is bad, overall product quality is disgusting.

      Even the front and back cover seem to be printed out of low quality card p...
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      Chandranshu Singh

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      15 Jun, 2014

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      Learn It And Feel The Difference

      It is 100 % true that everyone is not gifted with so much brilliance and excellence as is the case of Sekhar Bandyopadhyay. The Author has tried to make everything crystal clear with lot of hardwork and has been successful in doing so...WOW WOW !!!! SUPERB BOOK!! Please guys if you are not appearing for any competitive exam even then go for this book...Some Books are there which enhances the grace of your bookshelf...This book definately deserves the top position on the stack!!!!
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      Er Sahil Grover

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      23 May, 2013

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      5

      A must have for history students

      This and its translations, remains one of the most useful books for any serious student of modern history. While remaining accessible to the average reader, including school children, it covers the basic views of the important schools of historiography. I personally used this for a crash course before any competitive examination, apart from using it as the basic book for any topic taught in BA (for MA a little more detail is needed, but then this wasn't written for that level)

      And as things ...
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      Aritra Majumdar

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      28 Dec, 2012

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      blooper!!

      bought this product after seeing all those reviews here... but it was a complete disaster for me... the language of the book is too sophisticated to be understood... i wasted my complete 1 month(preparing for civil services).. only a person with the history background will understand this... not needed for mains.
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      naveen gairola

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      27 Apr, 2014

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      Great product

      Loving it!
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