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Penguin 35 Collectors Edition: India Since Independence

Penguin 35 Collectors Edition: India Since Independence

Bipan Chandra
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The story of the forging of India, the world’s largest democracy, is a rich andinspiring one. This volume, a sequel to the India’s Struggle forIndependence, 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.

Imprint: India Penguin Modern Classics

Published: Nov/2022

ISBN: 9780670097821

Length : 792 Pages

MRP : ₹699.00

Penguin 35 Collectors Edition: India Since Independence

Bipan Chandra

The story of the forging of India, the world’s largest democracy, is a rich andinspiring one. This volume, a sequel to the India’s Struggle forIndependence, 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.

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Bipan Chandra

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 (JNU), 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 has authored several books on nationalism, colonialism and communalism in modern India.

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