This is to keep the younger generation fully informed about the aspirations of the freedom fighters whose ceaseless struggle brought the final glory of independence. The book provides an outline on the most crucial period of Indian history by incorporating the fruits of recent researches both Indian and foreign on this subject. In the revised edition special attention has been focussed on the contributions of South India and North-eastern India to the struggle for freedom. Bose-Gandhi controversy assumes a new dimension in the light of recent unpublished thesis. The additional features of the book are that it provides biographical data of prominent personalities, chronological list of Congress Sessions with dates, venues and Presidents and chronological list of important events.
The book will not only serve the requirements of students ranging from Secondary to Undergraduate level but also the candidates appearing in the Civil Services Examination (both preliminary and final) and other examinations of Central and State Civil Services.
About the Author(s):
S. N. Sen born in 1929, was educated at Vidyasagar College and University of Calcutta. He took his Ph.D. in 1958 and D. Litt. in 1970 from the University of Calcutta. He has taught in Vidyasagar College for Women, University of North Bengal and University of Calcutta. He held a Lectureship in University of Calcutta in 1963, became a Reader in 1978 and Professor in 1986. Engaged in teaching and research since 1954, he has to his credit two contributions in the history of the Marathas?Anglo-Maratha Relations during the Administration of Warren Hastings, 1772-1785 (1961) and Anglo-Maratha Relations (1974). After his retirement in 1994, he has completed the last phase of the Marathas in two volumes - Fall of the Maratha Empire, 1796-1806 in 2001 and Fall of the Maratha Empire, 1807-1818 in 2003. The publication by New Age International (formerly Wiley Eastern) of his compendious volume on Ancient Indian History and Civilization (several reprints, Second Edition, 1999) has added a new dimension in fulfilling the needs of both undergraduate students as well as competitive examinees. His ?History of the Freedom Movement in India? (1857-1947) (Third Edition) by New Age International has received a welcome response from students and general readers alike. The Nagaland Board of School Education has recommended his Modern India and Contemporary World (Revised Third Edition, both published by New Age International) as textbooks for Class XII CBSE.
Introduction: Nascent Nationalism
Anti-Raj Uprisings : The Revolt of 1857 and its Aftermath
The Politics of the Associations
The Indian National Congress
The Rise and Growth of Militant Nationalis
The Nationalist Upsurge
Emergence of Gandhi Non -Violent, Non-Cooperation and Khilafat Movement
Rise and Fall of the Swaraj Party
Nationalist Advance: Civil Disobedience
Act of 1935: Growth of Communalism
India and the Second World War: Cripps Mission
Quit India Movement and The I.N.A.