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The Making of a nation
The Making of a nation

The Making of a nation

by B R Nanda

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English

Publisher

HarperCollins

ISBN

8172233663 - Year: 1999 - Pages: 362

Binding

Paperback

B R Nanda

Author: B R Nanda
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 362
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172233663

Description

A well-researched, comprehensive and readable book for both the general reader and the scholar.

Gandhi once described the Indian freedom struggle as a contest among three mighty forces: British Imperialism, Congress Nationalism and Muslim separatism. It is on this contest that the book concentrates. Drawing upon his work in the last four decades, the author has produced in this volume, an outline history of the struggle for Indian freedom.

REVIEWS:

B R Nana writes with passion, never overlooking the demands of logical analysis. - - The Pioneer

B R Nanda is an outstanding historian who has made important contributions to the history of the national movement. - - Outlook

Any new book on Nationalism has to be taken seriously and Indians should be thankful to Nanda, doyen of historians, who has offered a rich narration of events and struggles leading to the freedom of India from British colonial rule. - - The Hindu

Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
List of Abbreviations

CHAPTER I
THE REVOLT OF 1857 AND AFTER
The Mutiny
Collapse of the Old Feudal Order
Emergence of the Educated Elite
Impact of the West
Agarkar, the Rationalist
Vivekananda and the Resurgence of Hinduism

CHAPTER II
INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS : THE MODERATE ERA
Foundation of the Indian National Congress
Dadabhai Naoroji
Allan Octavian Hume
Pherozeshah Mehta
Gokhale and the Servants of India Society
Congress in Decline

CHAPTER III
THE EXTREMIST CHALLENGE
Partition of Bengal
Rift in the Congress
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Surat Congress
Aurobindo Ghose
Rise of Revolutionary Movement

CHAPTER IV
ORIGINS OF MUSLIM SEPARATISM
Burden of the Past
Political Philosophy of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
The Simla Deputation
Anglo-Muslim Alliance
Separate Electorates : The thin end of the Wedge

CHAPTER V
THE YEARS OF HOPE
Anglo-Muslim Alliance under Strain
Lucknow Pact
Home Rule movement
End of the Moderate Era

CHAPTER VI
GANDHI ON THE PERIPHERY
The Hero from South Africa
Splendid Isolation
Gandhi in Champaran

CHAPTER VII
GANDHI'S PLUNGE INTO POLITICS
Rowlatt Bills
Gandhi's 'Rise to Power'

CHAPTER VIII
NON-COOPERATION
Leader of the Congress
'Swaraj within a Year'

CHAPTER IX
THE BRITISH RESPONSE
From ridicule to Repression
Lord Reading's peace initiative

CHAPTER X
CHAURI CHAURA
Problems of Mass Mobilization
Chauri Chaura and After
'A Spent Bullet'

CHAPTER XI
BALANCE SHEET OF THE KHILAFAT MOVEMENT
Gandhi and the Khilafat
The End of a Dream

CHAPTER XII
PRO-CHANGERS Vs NO-CHANGERS
The Swarajist Revolt
Central Legislative Assembly

CHAPTER XIII
POLITICAL REVIVAL
Gandhi in Retirement
Resurgence of Revolutionary Movement
Bardoli Satyagraha
From Dominion Status to complete Independence
Lahore Congress

CHAPTER XIV
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
Salt Satyagraha
Gandhi-Irwin Pact
Round Table Conference
'Total war'

CHAPTER XV
TWILIGHT YEARS
The Poona Pact
Gandhi Retires from Politics
Gandhi in Sevagram

CHAPTER XVI
THE CRISIS OF THE CONGRESS PARTY
Gandhi and Nehru
The Socialist Challenge
Congress and the Capitalists
Subhas Chandra Bose : Parting of the Ways
People's Movements in the Princely States

CHAPTER XVII
CONGRESS IN OFFICE (1937-39)
Congress Ministries in the Provinces
Negotiations for Congress-League Coalition Ministries
Gandhi and the Congress Ministries

CHAPTER XVIII
TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE AND PARTITION
M.A. Jinnah and the Demand for Pakistan
Quit India Movement
INA Trials
Cabinet Mission
The Partition of India
The Partition Massacres

CHAPTER IX
REFLECTIONS ON THE INDIAN REVOLUTION
The Empire at Bay
Gandhi as a political Strategist

CHAPTER XX
NEHRU AND NATION-BUILDING

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