Author: Irfan HabibPublisher: TulikaYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 118ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788189487829
It is now sixty-four years since India gained Independence, and so personal memories of British Rule and the National Movement that arose to overthrow it have naturally dimmed. And yet those who participated in it had versions of what India would be, when its people became masters of their destiny; and these visions can never lose their topically. In the five essays here presented three are devoted to the two Men, Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, whose divergent ideas dominated the National Movement and to different degrees influenced its course.
Preface 1. Gandhiji – A Life 2. Gandhi and the National Movement 3. Jawaharlal Nehru’s Historical Vision 4. Civil Disobedience, 1930-31 5. The Left and the National Movement Index