India Since Independence Paperback


India Since Independence Paperback

  • ASIN: 0143104098
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Revised ed. edition (1 January 2008)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 788 pages
  • ISBN-10: 9780143104094
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143104094
  • Dimensions : 14.1 x 3.2 x 21.7 cm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Generic Name: Book


India Since Independence Paperback

The story of the forging of India, the world’s largest democracy, is a rich and inspiring one. This volume, a sequel to 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 the century-long struggle for freedom. It covers the framing of the Constitution and the evolution of the Nehruvian political and economic agenda and basics of foreign policy; the consolidation of the nation and contentious issues like party politics in the Centre and the states, the Punjab problem, and anti-caste politics and untouchability. 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, the recipient of the Padma Bhushan, was born in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. He was educated at Forman Christian College, Lahore, and Stanford University, California. He was Professor of Modern History at Jawaharlal Nehru-University (JNU), New Delhi, where he is currently Professor Emeritus. He was honored 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.