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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1179 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 (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,136 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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3.0 out of 5 stars Don't know what to say 21 July 2014
By Pranav
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i m no expert to comment for any author who can write history of indian history on freedom. But stil i think there are atleast few IMPORTANT things this book didn't cover. And this is pro-congress. I personally don't think it can be congress alone, which should be the axis of indian national freedom. Or a book should not revolve around congress alone to cover entire indian national freedom.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written - must read for every indian 27 June 2014
By Harman
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very informative and help one develop a very vivid picture of what the situation was, what was the thinking behind all the movements,what actually fueled the freedom struggle.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book for history 23 June 2014
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Hii reviewers,
This is a perfect book for study of Indian history. All the topics are systematic and very nicely written. One won't feel bored while reading it. (generally history is boring!!!). All topics and aspects of India's Independence are covered thoroughly. It's a good book for prepration of civil services exam and other competitive exams.
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5.0 out of 5 stars eager to read National movement of india 22 June 2014
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Yes..the amazing book. Indian national movement. Everyone must read this book. Civil service fellow must have it. Story like books my mind doesn't tired, and let allow me to continuous reading
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 11 June 2014
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One of the best accounts of Indian history from Indian perspective. For the most parts, accurate, analytical and unbiased .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have for Civil Service Examinations 22 May 2014
By Ajith
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Too good...Detailed and most trusted account of Indian National Movement.... Gives the factors that influenced the freedom struggle... But would have been better if there was a kindle edition, to highlight and to make notes....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book to read and learn
It is such a nice book to read and learn. Written in simple English that even a average student can understand
Published 13 days ago by Ponson
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Very good books regarding preparation of civil service examination. Received th book by amazon in almost half price and the place where it is not available in the market. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Deepak Singh
4.0 out of 5 stars amazing compilation,with little bias for congress
Firstly,you should read this only if you have interest in knowing India's past.I was curious to know as to why we achieved freedom in 1947 when struggle started in 1857;what... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gaurav tyagi
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
Good one to enhance knowledge about our modern history and all the events of our history explained briefly and all the students who preparing for upsc must have this book.
Published 2 months ago by SAURABH KUMAR LAL
4.0 out of 5 stars A very lucid style
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This book is written in very lucid style which is generally absent in other... Read more
Published 2 months ago by abhishek
4.0 out of 5 stars good to read and handy
i like this book..a good reading text for book lovers
but it sometimes goes in very depth of irrelevant topics..not for competitive purpose
Published 2 months ago by shubham badaya
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply awesome
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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