Towards Freedom: Documents on the Movement for Independence in India 1946, Part 2

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Part of the Towards Freedom series, this volume edited by K.N.Panikkar contains documents related to the year 1940. The first part systematically covers in five chapters, different aspects of the history of socio-political history of British India like political and constitutional negotiations surrounding the Second World War. The first chapter discusses the various responses to the Second World War. Chapter 2 deals with the constitutional negotiations promised/demanded in lieu of Indian support of the War. The next section examines the civil disobedience programmes and the activities of the Indian National Congress and the Left parties. The concluding two chapters deal respectively with the Individual Satyagraha movement and the communal politics.
While the first part of this volume deals with All-India politics during the year 1940, the second part will cover in another five chapters popular movements-peasants, workers, Dalits, students, women and States People Movements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198060055
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/11/2009
  • Pages: 518
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sumit Sarkar is Retired Professor in Department of History at the University of Delhi.

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya is currently Chairman of hte Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) in New Delhi.

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Table of Contents

Preface Calendar of Documents Introduction Chapter I. Response to the Second World War Chapter II. The Politics of Constitutional Negotiations Chapter III. Towards Civil Disobedience Programmes and Activities of Congress, Left Parties, and Others Chapter IV. Individual Satyagraha Chapter V. Communal Politics Index
Preface; Calendar of Documents; Introduction; Chapter 6. States in General; Chapter 7. Kashmir and Northern States; Chapter 8. Hyderabad, Travancore, and the South; Chapter 9. Western Indian States; Chapter 10. Central Indian States; Chapter 11. Eastern and North-Eastern Indian States; Index

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