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India's Struggle for Independence, 1857-1947

India's Struggle for Independence, 1857-1947

India's Struggle For Independence presents a detailed outlook on the struggle for Indian Independence in a new analytical framework.

Designed for ardent history enthusiasts, India's Struggle For Independence is one of the most exhaustive and precise account of the struggle of Indian Independence ever written in the literary world. Written and edited by five expert authors, it presents a detailed outlook on one of the most important periods in Indian history.

The facts and details provided in this book have been gathered from oral and written sources, and various other primary sources have been used along with years of intense research. Written with a very concise approach, it is a one of a kind book that details the intricacies of the Indian Independence struggle.

The struggle for Indian Independence took a long time and was something that affected the whole country. Every state in the country boasted of some kind of revolt – minor or major during this period. Numerous revolutionaries throughout the country came together in their efforts to fight against the British rule and set their country free. Few of the chapters in the book are The Fight to Secure Press Freedom, Foundation of the Congress: The Myth, World War I and Indian Nationalism: The Ghadar, An Economic Critique of Colonialism, Peasant Movements and Uprisings after 1857, The Non-Cooperation Movement—1920-1922, The Gathering Storm-1927-1929, Civil Rebellions and Tribal Uprisings, and many more.

India's Struggle For Independence takes the reader on a journey across India as she was craving for her Independence. This book starts at the very first revolt of 1857 under the guidance of Mangal Pandey, from Rani Lakshmi Bai’s innate passion to free her country, Subhash Chandra Bose’s unmatched charisma and aggressive tactics, to Mahatma Gandhi’s famous civil disobedience and non-cooperation movement, to the final victory in 1947 when the British Raj finally came to an end.

The book reflects a coherent narrative as it incorporates the existing historiographical advances and yet provides an utterly new and clear view of this period in Indian history.


Chapter 1. The First Major Challenge: The Revolt of 1857

Chapter 2. Civil Rebellions and Tribal Uprisings

Chapter 3. Peasant Movements and Uprisings after 1857

Chapter 4. Foundation of the Congress: The Myth

Chapter 5. Foundation of The Indian National Congress: The Reality

Chapter 6. Socio-Religious Reforms and the National Awakening

Chapter 7. An Economic Critique of Colonialism

Chapter 8. The Fight to Secure Press Freedom

Chapter 9. Propaganda in the Legislatures

Chapter 10. The Swadeshi Movement — 1903-1908

Chapter 11. The Split in the Congress and the Rise of Revolutionary Terrorism

Chapter 12. World War I and Indian Nationalism: The Ghadar

Chapter 13. The Home Rule Movement and Its Fallout

Chapter 14. Gandhiji’s Early Career and Activism

Chapter 15. The Non-Cooperation Movement — 1920-22

Chapter 16. Peasant Movements and Nationalism in the 1920s

Chapter 17. The Indian Working Class and the National Movement

Chapter 18. The Struggles for Gurdwara Reform and Temple Entry

Chapter 19. The Years of Stagnation — Swarajists, No-changers and Gandhiji

Chapter 20. Bhagat Singh, Surya Sen and the Revolutionary Terrorists

Chapter 21. The Gathering Storm 1927-1929

Chapter 22. Civil Disobedience 1930-1931

Chapter 23. From Karachi to Wardha: The Years from 1932-1934

Chapter 24. The Rise of the Left-Wing

Chapter 25. The Strategic Debate 1934-1937

Chapter 26. Twenty-eight Months of Congress Rule

Chapter 27. Peasant Movements in the 1930s and ’40s

Chapter 28. The Freedom Struggle in Princely India

Chapter 29. Indian Capitalists and the National Movement

Chapter 30. The Development of a Nationalist Foreign Policy

Chapter 31. The Rise and Growth of Communalism

Chapter 32. Communalism —The Liberal Phase

Chapter 33. Jinnah, Golwalkar and Extreme Communalism

Chapter 34. The Crisis at Tripuri to the Cripps Mission

Chapter 35. The Quit India Movement and the INA

Chapter 36. Post-War National Upsurge

Chapter 37. Freedom and Partition

Chapter 38. The Long-Term Strategy of The National Movement

Chapter 39. The Indian National Movement — The Ideological Dimension


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