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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: 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #364 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best book for India's Freedom Struggle!! 13 October 2013
By hemant
Format:Paperback
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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6 of 6 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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Have you ever imagined how it feels like being a part of the movement which gave us independence from the British rulers? This book can make it possible for you. In and out, it is an essential book for anyone who wishes to comment on Indian history. It is especially important in the days when the young Indians frequently insult the stalwarts of India based on logic arising from their wishful thing, this book can actually let them know what was the historical possibility rather than scenarios based on wishful thinking. The role of legends like Nehru and Gandhi along with all other who have contributed to the struggle very decisively and positively covered in the book. Thirty-nine chapters of great knowledge are ahead for you to read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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 Incredible India! Only India have this name. 14 October 2014
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Firstly Thanks to Amazon! Great job! well packed and delivered on time.

Everyone should have this book and read it. However whoever but we need to know the 'Struggle for Independence' because we are all Indians.

One day I have seen a non-Indian reading this book in Frankfurt airport! You can imagine now what's the importance of it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars customer relationship of Amazon 25 October 2014
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The book is good, especially the speed of delivery and product genuineness I liked very much. Amazon can become the most trusted online trade portal provided they keep the same level of integrity to the customers always.
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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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looks good quality book, not yet read but the quality of printing & pages are good
Published 1 day ago by Vivek
4.0 out of 5 stars Matter is very useful to us
Matter is very useful to us. Issue is having with print only, its not very good and a little dull as well.
Still it shall be on your book table.
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Good one . Important study material and information ...
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Published 10 days ago by DEVESH KUMAR
5.0 out of 5 stars all in all book after 1947
In the Present scenario no compare any others book the book fills a major gap after 1947 of history........... Thanks to Bipan Chandra's teem
Published 10 days ago by manoj
5.0 out of 5 stars as good as the other part superbly written
as good as the other part superbly written .
Published 10 days ago by Ashish Dubey
5.0 out of 5 stars ... a renowned Indian Historian who writes cheap books of great value,...
Bipin Chandra is( he is now dead) a renowned Indian Historian who writes cheap books of great value, his other books are also famous
Published 11 days ago by ks chaturvedi
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