History Of Modern India 1st Edition By
Publisher Orient Blackswan
Publication Year 2009
Number of Pages 351 Pages
History Of Modern India is a book that is written by renowned historian,
Bipan Chandra. The contents of this book are a result of Chandra’s research on
the subjects of colonialism and nationalism in the country. Apart from his
research, Chandra has also drawn from the works of renowned historians during
that time in history.
In total, there are 14 chapters in this book that cover different periods in
Indian history. Some of the chapters in this book include Indian States And
Society In The Eighteenth Century, Religious And Social Reform After 1858, The
Struggle For Sawaraj, The Nationalist Movement, European Penetration And The
British Conquest, Social And Cultural Awakening In The First Half Of The
Nineteenth Century, The Decline Of The Mughal Empire, and The Revolt Of 1857.
Some other chapters include The Nationalist Movement: 1858-1905, Administrative
Changes After 1858, and Administrative Organisation And Society And Cultural
This book doesn’t focus on the political factors during that period, but deals
with the economic, religious, and social history of India. Through the course of
this book, Chandra provides insight on several events in modern Indian history
such as the establishment of the British East India Company, which led to a
tightened grip of the British over India. Chandra also explains that the major
reason behind the colonial rule was to exploit India by means of investment and
trade. The chapters in this book are arranged in chronological order, starting
from the British Rule to the independence of the country. This piece of
literature provides its readers with loads of information on the nationalist
movement, throwing light on the contributions made by several different
individuals. This book is a must-have for history students as well as for those
who want to gain insight into the history of modern India.
This book was published by Orient Blackswan in 2009.