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Towards Freedom: Documents on the Movement for Independence in India 1942: Part 1

ISBN : 9780199455232

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¥35,607
Author: 
Bipan Chandra; Salil Misra; Visalakshi Menon; Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
Pages
1064 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Jan 2016
Series
Towards Freedom Series
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The Towards Freedom volumes, each edited by a distinguished scholar, bring together historical materials relating to the period 1937-47 from a wide variety of sources - official records, private and organizational papers, newspapers, and other contemporary publications available within the country. The series presents documents relating to the activities, attitudes, and ideas of diverse classes and sections of Indian society, all of which contributed to the attainment of independence with partition. This volume in two parts covers 1942, the year of the largest and powerful mass protest - the Quit India movement. This first part of the volume brings together primary sources and archival documents for the period January 1942 to August 1942 and explores the emergence of the ground for the Quit India movement. The documents in Part I cover the entire period from the Bardoli Congress to Allahabad Congress and the beginning of the preparation for the Quit India movement. It includes all the significant milestones which require critical appraisal including the Cripps Mission, Student Politics, Communists, Kisan Sabha movements, Congress Socialist Party, Women and Dalit organizations and protests, the Forward Bloc and the Radical Democratic Party, and the communal problem. Bringing together documents on such a diverse range of dimensions of the mass protest movements this volume tackles one of the most significant struggles against the colonial government which paved the way for independence. This volume on 1942 maps the events of the most crucial period of the independence of India.

Index: 

GENERAL EDITOR'S PREFACE

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

CALENDAR OF DOCUMENTS

ABOUT THE EDITORS

INDEX

About the author: 

Bipan Chandra is former Professor of History, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.; Salil Misra is Professor, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.; Visalakshi Menon is Associate Professor, Department of History, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi; Sabyasachi Bhattacharya is former Chairman, Indian Council of Historical Research. Earlier he was the Vice Chancellor of Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, and has previously taught at Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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