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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: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #596 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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4 of 4 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 of 5 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
3.0 out of 5 stars good, but biased.. 26 August 2014
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Good but not unbiased. Even though so many events have been mentioned, but many have been mentioned like a recruitment tool for congress party. Everyone who fought for freedom in a way other than what congress party thought was right, was mentioned as a terrorist or as someone whose work went in vain. If you could ignore this, then its a good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars it is a novel style book.... ... 15 August 2014
By upasana
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it is a novel style one can read it while sleeping to..........fact are less but then also very informative you to connect with that era...and critical analysis of events is present in this it is a must read on this independence day.
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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 Five Stars
Good book for civil services
Published 8 days ago by Suresh Chaudhary
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Work
Its a detailed study for people who are interested in the history of our country. Written through extensive research, it gives all minute details. Good book!!!
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Best known book for CSE,packing was also nice.satisfied by purchasing it had a worth,I recommend this...
Published 12 days ago by Manju Hembram
5.0 out of 5 stars in depth description of independence era
With great description of independence era, Contain all the revolts and satyagrahs.
Very much like it
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Published 16 days ago by Kaushal Kant
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Published 17 days ago by Jayoshree Chakraborty
4.0 out of 5 stars nice book and very helpfull
good one
Published 18 days ago by Ankit Garg
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is very good and I felt that this is worth for the ...
This book is very good and I felt that this is worth for the money I have spent on this.
Published 19 days ago by baji babu
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
its bit lyk reading a novel bt yes met my expectations........ RIP BIPAN CHANDRA SIR
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