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India's Struggle for Independence [Kindle Edition]

Bipan Chandra
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This is a study of India's independence movement, from an abortive revolt against the British in 1857 through the times which eventually lead to Indian Independence in 1947 seen from the Indian point of view. The book is based on primary sources, hundreds of interviews with those who took part in the struggle for freedom, and presents new information on the formation of the Indian National Congress and the British response to various uprisings. It also examines the personalities and influence of the leaders of the time and evolves a new and coherent view of the history of the period.

About the Author

Bipan Chandra is a popular Indian historian/writer who specializes in the political and economic history of modern India. He has been involved with the Marxist school. Bipan Chandra is currently Chairman, National Book Trust, and Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been the President of the Indian History Congress, which endowed him with the life-time achievement award in 2008. He was appointed National Research Professor in 2006. Bipan Chandra was born in 1928 in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Chandra is the author of several books on nationalism, colonialism, and communalism in modern India.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 985 KB
  • Print Length: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Reprint edition (14 October 2000)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C9T41PU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,519 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Civil Service Aspirants 21 June 2013
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This is a very good book and it is also a recommended book for all Civil Service aspirants. Good Luck.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best book for India's Freedom Struggle!! 13 October 2013
By hemant
The book is voluminous and informative. It almost covers everything related to Indian National Movement. The narration is almost is on the lines of Rankean history to some degree. author though sounds biased towards Indian National Congress in certain aspects but then that possibly isn't a flaw.
at times the author paraphrases the same point multiple times in continuous paragraphs, but then no complaints since it helps you reread and correctly understand the point author is trying to convey to the reader.

In the midway I realized that it is truly a pro-congress or pro-nationalist book. But, then also I proceeded. There are times, when it tries to justify the stand of Congress on critical matters. A reader must read it with this 'bias' in mind of authors because as already been said by others that most of the authors are from JNU and in some way or other are associated with different government institutions.
However, it is a good read in terms of it's style of presenting history. In fact, one can easily find that history is not merely about memorizing the dates, it is more about seeing the undercurrent of thoughts which were determinant in making that date historical.

All in all, a good read but needs patience...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply awesome 1 April 2014
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This is a great book for preparation of civil exams. Content is so well written that it never bore to reader.
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3.0 out of 5 stars i have read it yet. so cant rate it. 25 March 2014
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i have read it yet. so cant rate it. as soon as i will complete this book i will review the book again..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book to Start the UPSC INM Preparation 24 March 2014
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A good book to start the INM (Indian National Movement) preparation for UPSC. It is also a great book to cherish the idealogies which led to the National Movement. Altogether a good book. Wonderful service by Amazon and that too at great price.

Well Done !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazon india 21 March 2014
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amazon india is the best shopping site. book is way to brilliant. thanks amazon india. best place to buy from
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Book include in depth writings about independence struggle,Language is very simple.
Like the way it has written about revolutionary terrorists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superbbbbbbbbbbbb 17 March 2014
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I have given this rate bcoz the service was gr8 and it was vry fast as wellllll.................i'll surely recomend 2 othr...but i m having trouble in buying othr products in COD
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book , must for every student
I was fascinated to this book since 1994, the first time I browsed through a copy from my friend. 19 years over, now I am working as a professional in Engineering , but when I saw... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Radhakrishnan
5.0 out of 5 stars A struggle that must be remembered throughout one's life!!!
The book has thrown light on all the developments in India prior to independence. A must read for all the Indians.
Published 2 months ago by Naveen
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what you looking for
If you are buying because a wild rise of patriotic feeling or Bhagat SIngh or anything like that, its not for you, the way i read it was like just completing it, also you have to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by MANISH SACHDEVA
5.0 out of 5 stars A Chronicle of Freedom Struggle.
It's a Fantastic book. It's not only written for Exam purpose but also for getting knowledge. It consists a chronicle sequence of freedom struggle from 1857 to 1947 in very simple... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Veer Singh
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book
A good book for Modern Indian History after year 1857.... does not contain history before 1857.

Recommended for competitive exams.
Published 3 months ago by Devendra Kumar Singh
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book about Indian Independence movement.
This is a very nice book to read about the Indian independence movement, the order in which the events are explained is nice.
Published 3 months ago by sriram sunilvarma
4.0 out of 5 stars awesome book to read n to know about indias struggle for independence...
its fascinating to know how it all started for independence ,causes n great personalities who sacrificed many things for our country
Published 3 months ago by lokeswara nath

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