An insightful narration on how the world?s largest democracy, India, was forged, India Since Independence is the sequel to India’s Struggle for Independence and was first published in 2008.
Summary Of The Book
India Since Independence gives a succinct analysis of the various obstacles and challenges India had to face and overcome in her past, and her proudest and most successful moments in the century until independence.
The book narrates how the Constitution was drafted, and the development of economic and political agenda heavily influenced by Nehru. It also provides an insight into the fundamentals of foreign policies and an in-depth analysis of the different reforms in the Indian economy since 1991. The author scrutinizes various aspects like the problems in Punjab, the predominant practices of untouchability, and party politics in the Centre and states.
In addition to providing information on the decline of the National Democratic Alliance in 2004, and the resultant rise of United Progressive Alliance’s power, it also discusses the deal that unravelled political consensuses, the Indo-US Nuclear Deal.
The book includes chapters like The Initial Years, The Colonial Legacy, Foreign Policy: The Nehru Era, The Rajiv Years, Agriculture Growth and the Green Revolution. The book has 41 chapters in total.
This edition provides an updated and revised overview of the Indian economy, and with a consolidation of objective assessments by public figures like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, this new edition includes an overview of the Indian economy in the new millennium.
About The Authors
Dr. Bipan Chandra is a renowned Indian historian and author.
He has authored Communalism: A Primer, Ideology and Politics in Modern India, Communalism in Modern India, Freedom Struggle, and Indian National Movement: The Long Term Dynamics.
Born in Kangra Valley, Chandra completed his education from Stanford University in California and the University of Delhi. He dedicated several years of his life to teaching and was appointed Sectional President of the Indian History Congress. Chandra is considered to be one of the foremost scholars on Mahatma Gandhi, he is also adept in the economic and political history of modern India.
Mridula Mukherjee is an Indian author and Professor.
She has authored Peasants in India’s Non-Violent Revolution and Colonializing Agriculture.
Mukherjee is currently the Professor of Modern Indian History at the Centre for Historical Studies, and is also the Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. Her areas of interest are in peasant movements, agrarian history, and the national movement.
Aditya Mukherjee is an author and Professor at St. Stephen?s college in Delhi.
He also serves as the Director of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study at JNU, and his interests lie in capitalist development and modern business history.