This is the first history of India written exclusively by her own people which brings to bear on the problems a detached and critical appreciation. A team of over sixty scholars of repute present herein a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the political, socio-economic and cultural history of the Indian people.
This, the concluding volume of the History and Culture of the Indian People, deals with the momentous period in the history of Modern India beginning with the Swadeshi Movement in Bengal in 1905 and ending with the achievement of freedom from British yoke in 1947. The main emphasis is naturally laid on the struggle for freedom in various shapes and forms, such as the constitutional agitation by the Indian National Congress, Home Rule Movements of Besant and Tilak, Revolutionary Movements by Secret Societies (miscalled Terrorism by the British Government), the Non-violent Non-co-operation and Civil disobedience by Mahatma Gandhi, the Quit India Movement ending in the great upsurge of 1942, and the armed invasion of the Azad Hind Fauz (Indian National Army) of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Co-operation with the forces of Japan. All these narrated in great details along with the vain attempts made by the British rulers to pacify the country by grants of successive doses of reforms in 1909, 1919 and 1953. A critical appraisal of the different forms of India's struggle for freedom with special reference to the value of their contribution towards its ultimate success is a special feature of this volume.
The contributors to this volume are:
Dr. R.C.Majumdar, Dr. Srikumar Banerjee, Prof. S.K.Saraswati, Dr.S.B. Chaudhari, Dr. P.N.Chopra, Dr. Tapankumar Ray Chaudhari, Dr. A.K. Majumdar.