India's Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra,
Mridula Mukherjee, Aditya Mukherjee, Sucheta Mahajan, K. N. Panikkar
Publication Year 1989
Number of Pages 600 Pages
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.