Author: Visalakshi MenonPublisher: Sage PublicationsYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 356ISBN/UPC (if available): 0761996214
For a long time the provincial autonomy phase of the Indian national movement was largely ignored by historians. However, it is now becoming increasingly evident that vital changes in power equations occurred during that period. Starting from this premise, Visalakshi Menon provides a detailed account of the Congress Ministry of 1937-39 in the United Provinces and explores the internal dynamics of an organization performing the dual function of a government in power and a movement spearheading the anti-imperialist struggle. She amply demonstrates that this period was not a dormant one as generally believed, and that it actually pulsated with a new life and a new vision.
SERIES EDITORS’ PREFACEINTRODUCTIONThe Background: Revival of the Congress Organization in the UPThe Working of the Congress MinistryThe Mushrooming of Mass OrganizationsAn Amicable Existence: The UP Congress Socialist Party, 1937-39The Agrarian Angle: The UP Kisan SanghThe Fabric of the Congress Organization: The UPCC, 1937-39Congress and the War: A Return to Gandhi?Gathering Momentum: From IIndividual to ‘All Out Satyagraha’, 1940-42BIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX