India Since Independence (English, Paperback)-January 2008: Boost knowledge about world’s largest democracy

by Bipan Chandra  (Author)

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India since Independence a thorough and incisive introduction to contemporary India The story of the forging of India, the world’s largest democracy, is a rich and inspiring one. This volume, a sequel to the best-selling India’s Struggle for Independence, analyses the challenges India has faced and the successes it has achieved, in the light of its colonial legacy and century-long struggle for freedom.

India since independence book describes how the Constitution was framed, as also how the Nehruvian political and economic agenda and basics of foreign policy were evolved and developed. It dwells on the consolidation of the nation, examining contentious issues like party politics in the Centre and the states, the Punjab problem, and anti-caste politics and untouchability. This revised edition offers a scathing analysis of the growth of communalism in India and the use of state power in furthering its cause.

In this book India since independence also documents the fall of the National Democratic Alliance in the 2004 General Elections, the United Progressive Alliance’s subsequent rise to power and the Indo-US Nuclear Deal that served to unravel the political consensus at the centre.

Apart from detailed analyses of Indian economic reforms since 1991 and wide-ranging land reforms and the Green Revolution, this new edition includes an overview of the Indian economy in the new millennium. These, along with objective assessments of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Jayaprakash Narayan, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rajiv Gandhi, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh, constitute a remarkable overview of a nation on the move.“India Since Independence (Revised Edition)” is said to be the sequel of ‘India’s Struggle for Independence.’

This book India since independence educates about the India after Independence. To make it simpler, the book tells you how the constitution was drafted and how Nehru took the charge of a India that was about to become after the Independence.It also informs you about the socio-economic development of the country.

Agricultural Growth, Green Revolution, Development of Political Parties, Problems in Punjab and the Indian economy since the crisis of 1991 are some of the main issues discussed in the book.In short, this book India since independence is ideal for those who want to know step by step development of the country after it got independence. The story of the forging of India, the world’s largest democracy, is a rich andinspiring one.

This volume, a sequel to the best-selling India’s Struggle for Independence, analyses the challenges India has faced and the successes ithas achieved in the light of its colonial legacy and century-long struggle forfreedom. It covers the framing of the Constitution and the evolution of theNehruvian political and economic agenda and basics of foreign policy; theconsolidation of the nation and contentious issues like party politics in theCentre and the states,

the Punjab problem and anti-caste politics anduntouchability. These, along with objective assessments of Jawaharlal Nehru,Indira Gandhi, Jayaprakash Narayan, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rajiv Gandhi,Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh,constitute a remarkable overview of a nation on the move.

About the Author

Bipan Chandra (27 May 1928 – 30 August 2014) was an Indian Marxist historian, specialising in economic and political history of modern India. the author of the book india since independence was a renowned historian of pre and post-independence India. A professor of Modern History at one of the best universities in India – Jawaharlal Nehru University, Bipin Chandra was a specialist in economic and political history of modern India.
Bipan Chandra, recipient of the Padma Bhushan, was born in Kangra, Himachal
Pradesh.
He was educated at Forman Christian College, Lahore and at
Stanford University, California. He was Professor of Modern History at
Jawaharlal Nehru-University , New Delhi, where he is currently Professor
Emeritus.
He was honoured as National Professor and was also the Chairperson
of the National Book Trust. Professor Chandra authored several books on
nationalism, colonialism and communalism in modern India.

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