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The Great Revolt : A Left Appraisal
The Great Revolt : A Left Appraisal

The Great Revolt : A Left Appraisal

by Sitaram Yechury

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English

Publisher

LeftWord

ISBN

9788190621809 - Year: 2008 - Pages: 303

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Paperback

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Author: Sitaram Yechury
Publisher: LeftWord
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 303
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788190621809

Description

This compilation brings together in a single volume series of observations of the Left on the Great Uprising of 1857. Though there were official observations, the Left decided on this parallel observations to bring out various hitherto unknown aspects of the uprising. This series of observations has been eventful in the sense that it brought various aspects hitherto unknown, in terms of spread of the uprising, the impact it has on the laying the foundations for the subsequent evolution of a pan-Indian nationalism, and the immense and profound impact it had on the evolution of folk culture and connected imagery.

Such a need in fact arises from the scrupulous effort made by the British to erase records and chronicles of the uprising and to seek to eliminate it from people's memory. In the face of this, the consequent dissertations of India's history of its struggles against foreign rule laid the basis for colonial historical writings.

It was therefore necessary to reconstruct this glorious chapter in the history of the Indian people's struggle for freedom. As has been noted in this series, 1857 was probably the biggest and the most powerful people's uprising anywhere in the world against colonial occupation in the nineteenth century.

There is another important reason for these series. This has to do with the manner in which British colonialism adapted itself to controlling and continuing its occupation of India. This in turn has had an impact on the evolution of Indian politics itself. Some of the political battles being waged today in fact stem from the seeds sown by the British rule of India post 1857.

Contents

Introduction

1. 1857 and Syncretic Evolution
SITARAM YECBMY

2. 1857: In the Hearts and Minds of People
PRAKASB KARAT

3. The 1857 Revolt in India: Lessons for Us
JYOTI BASU

4. Remembering 1857
IRFAN HABIB

5. Reflections on 1857
PRABHAT PATNAIK

6. 1857: An Overview of Events
NALINI TANEJA

7. The Revolt and Its Historiography: An Overview
BISWAMOY PATI

8 Background to the Great Rebellion
GOPINATH RAVINDRAN

9. The 1857 Rebellion: A Prehistory
ARCHANA PRASAD

10. Patriotic and Comprador Zamindars in the
Great Rebellion of 1857
UTSA PATNAIK

11. Agrarian Uprisings and Rural Society.
The 1857 Rebellion and its Aftermath
ARCHANA PRASAD

12. Bahadur Shah Zafar and the 1857 Revolt
AMAR FAROOQUI

13. The Battle for Delhi: Myths of the 'Mutiny' and the Construction of the Raj
MADHU PRASAD

14. Rebel Journalism: Dehli Urdu Akhbar, May-September 1857
SHIREEN MOOSVI

15. 'Delhi Renaissance', Intellectuals and the1857 Uprising
S. IRFAN HABIB

16. Lucknow in 1857-58: The Epic Siege
AMAR FAROOQUI

17. Making the 'Margin' Visible: Courtesans and the Rebellion in Kanpur
LATA SINGH

18. Some Aspects of the 1857 Rebellion in Bihar
P K SHUKLA
Appendix: The July 1857 Rebellion at Patna

19. Role of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh in 1857
K.C. YADAV

20. The Impact of the 1857 Revolt in Tamilnadu
N. RAJENDRAN

21. Gujarat during the Great Revolt The Rebellion in Okhamandal
S. V.JANI

22. Echoes of the 1857 Uprising in North-Eastern India
DAVID R. SYIEMLIEH

23. The Revolt of 1857 in Eastern India: An Overview
BASUDEB CHATTOPADHYAY

24. Jharkhand in the 1857 War of Independence
J.S. MAJUMDAR

25. Rethinking Sepoy 'Mutinies' in Chotanagpur
SHASHANK SINHA

26. The 1857 Rebellion in Orissa: Looking for the 'Echoes?
BISWAMOY PATI

27. The 1857 War of Independence: The Dalit Connection
SUKOMAL SEN

28. Theocracy and the Rebels of 1857: Assessing the Role of the Wahabis
IQTIDAR ALAM KHAN

29. The Myth of Early Savarkar: His 'Nationalist' 1857 Book
NAKINI TANA

30. The War of Independence and Contemporary Hindi Literature
MURIL MANOHAR PRASAD SINGH

31. Urdu Literature in the Context of the Great Uprising
NARESH ‘NADEEM'

32. The Great Rebellion of 1857 in the Nineteenth Century Colonial Novel
INDRANI SEN

33. 1857 and the Hindoo Patriot Other Voices
MALINI BHATTACHARYA

34. Bourgeoisation and the Great Revolt of 1857
AMIT KUMAR GUPTA

35. 1857: An Internationalist Perspective; The Lessons of Chartism
BADRI RAINA

36. Marx and Engels on the Revolt of 1857
IRFAN HABIB

37. Notes on Contributors

38. Index

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