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Modern Indian Political Thought
Text and Context

First Edition


September 2009 | 472 pages | SAGE Texts

In contrast to the existing literature on the subject, this book carries a context-driven conceptualization of the major strands of political thought that emerged in India in the past two centuries. It focuses on India's peculiar socio-political processes under colonialism that influenced the evolution of such thoughts.

Key Features

  • Incorporates new ideas and issues that have been articulated, but not as extensively, in contemporary works on Indian nationalist thought and movement
  • Discusses the development and articulation of political thought by leaders like Gandhi, Tagore, Ambedkar, JP, Nehru and Lohia
  • Covers the Indian freedom struggle in detail

The distinguishing feature of this book is its linking of the text of Indian political thought with the context. In doing so, it challenges the ethno-centric interpretation of nationalism that despite its roots in western Enlightenment, evolved differently because of the context in which it was articulated.

This book is essential reading for undergraduate students of political science.

Preface

 
Introduction

 
 
I: REVISITING THE TEXTS
Early Nationalist Responses: Ram Mohan Roy, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Dayananda Saraswati and Jotiba Phule

 
Moderates and Extremists: Dadabhai Naoroji, M G Ranade and B G Tilak

 
Mahatma Gandhi

 
Rabindranath Tagore

 
B R Ambedkar

 
Jayaprakash Narayan

 
Jawaharlal Nehru

 
Muhammad Iqbal

 
M N Roy

 
Ram Manohar Lohia

 
Subhas Chandra Bose

 
V D Savarkar

 
Pandita Ramabai

 
 
II: CONTEXT AND CONTEXTUAL INFLUENCES RE-EXAMINED
Nature and Processes of Indian Freedom Struggle

 
Landmarks in Constitutional Development during British Rule: A Historical Perspective

 
Socio-economic Dimensions of the Nationalist Movement

 
Culmination of the British Rule and the Making of India's Constitution

 
Conclusion

 
Model Questions

 
Glossary

 
Index

 

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Bidyut Chakrabarty

Bidyut Chakrabarty is Vice-Chancellor, Visva Bharati, West Bengal. He was Professor in the Department of Political Science in University of Delhi till November 2018. He completed his PhD from London School of Economics and has been associated with teaching and research for more than three decades. He has taught in several prestigious educational institutions, such as the London School of Economics; Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta; Monash University, Australia; National University of Singapore; Hamburg University, Germany. Professor Chakrabarty has authored several textbooks and academic books. Among his publications are... More About Author

Rajendra Kumar Pandey

Rajendra Kumar Pandey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Besides earning his Masters, MPhil and Doctorate degrees from the University of Delhi, he also holds the prestigious Postgraduate Diploma (with summa cum laude: excellent grade) in Federalism, Decentralization and Conflict Resolution from the Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. In the past, Dr Pandey taught graduate students at the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (1998– 2003),Hindu College (2003–09) (both University of Delhi), and the UGC... More About Author

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