India after Independence by Bipan Chandra Click here to Download Sir, please try to upload PDFs because we can't download that because it is not a PDF it. India Since Independence By Bipan Chandra – A thorough and incisive introduction to contemporary India The story of the forging of India, the world's largest. Politics in India since . As India completes sixty years as an independent and democratic country . Bipan Chandra, Mridula Mukherjee and Aditya Mukherjee.
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Bipan Chandra was born in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. He was This revised edition published as India Since Independence by Penguin Books India India Since Independence By Bipan Chandra Online. Book Details: Language: English Published Original Language Unknown, Isbn: , Edition. INDIA SINCE INDEPENDENCE BY BIPIN CHANDRA.
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This book serves as a continuation to the much read book "India's Struggle For Independence" by the same author Bipan Chandra. Since India's Struggle for Independence roughly covers the period from till , this book India since Independence important developments from independence till first decade of the 21st century. Mr Bipan Chandra needs no introduction. He is a pioneer of History and his interpretation of Indian History is considered the most relevant version.
But since he is no more, further contribution will be done by co-authors only. The other two contributors are also experts of their field. The book is written in a very simple format and a lucid style of writing. It is not meant for scholars and anyone with interest in India's recent past can go through it.
No background needed, whatsoever and you would definitely enjoy reading it. It discusses various political, social, economic and cultural dimensions of India's recent history.
Various political parties and their handling of the affairs of their time has been elaborated. Some people may find it political but it not possible to be apolitical while writing political history and the author uses his conscience to deliver the best.
It also introduces the governance challenges in the nation and what the future may have for us. In short, it is a journey into India's ship sailing through the ups and downs of time. An alternate to this book is the one written by Ramchandra Guha: India After Gandhi: Launched in August, NO.
Everything is same. So no need to buy the new version if you have the old one. Both have same number of pages and same content. I recommend this book to UPSC aspirants in particular since it will be easier to comprehend this one once you finish doing Modern India from "India's Struggle for Independence". Thanks for your time in reading this review. Jai Hind.
The book has incorporated every minute detail with sensitivity. Remarkable account of nation on the move. Selective reading is required. The delivery was on time. But my seller Prakash e solutions, from bhiwandi, maharashtra sent me an older version instead of new one while he displayed the image on app for latest version. Had to order a replacement because of this. Don't buy from this seller. Due to bad delivery experience taking out one star.
The book is great. But selective reading is required.
Not everything is important. Chapters 6 to 12 are very very important. Further the author is a fan of Nehru and Gandhi, so you have to keep moderate views about them. The book is very helpful in mains not so much in pre. Language is lucid. If you can make notes than awesome otherwise leave it. Lastly, don't worry too much about which one is better this or others like India after Gandhi, etc all the books are almost similar.
Very minute differences are there.
It really doesn't matter which one you are buying. For me this book was enough.
Its better to study one book ten times then doing 4 or 5 books once. The product is in really good condition but please don't add own label bar-code over the original one otherwise everything is perfect. Thank you. One person found this helpful.
Good book for preparing for UPSC civil services. To check the pros and cons of mentioned book plz refer to book "modern india to " written by Sumit Sarkar. Book's content and build quality is good.
Book gives detailed insight into indian history post independence. Positive aspect: Also it is narrative based rather than explicit sharp crisp points. Didn't like it much as compared to the voluminous India After Gandhi which was magnificent!
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Remarkable journey of India to become world's largest successful democracy despite the pluralism of religion, caste,class, language and ethnicity is fluently and lucidly narrated by Guha is this page manuscript.
Fifteen years of secular federalism preached and practiced by Statesman Nehru with solitary state proprietorship cemented the roots of Indian democracy. Indomitable will and spirit put forward by Patel and Ambedkar for national integration and constitutional improvisation fertilized t Remarkable journey of India to become world's largest successful democracy despite the pluralism of religion, caste,class, language and ethnicity is fluently and lucidly narrated by Guha is this page manuscript.
Indomitable will and spirit put forward by Patel and Ambedkar for national integration and constitutional improvisation fertilized the soil for generations to come. Attempts to promote common Hindu nationalist movement by right wing organisations to the ilk of VHP, RSS,Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal and Jana Sangh failed initially but proselytization during late 's which lead to demolition of Babri Masjid followed by instigation of mass riots and minority massacre led to precipitation of discontent among Indian Muslims.
Ambivalence on Kashmir Issue by successive central governments led to waxing-waning conflicts on the fate of the Valley. Mass Rigging of ballots in local assembly polls inflicted local democrats to join separatist movements like JKLF and Harkat Ul -Mujahedeen with Azadi or subordination to to Pakistan respectively. See-saw emotions credited to the fortunes of Indian Army due to loss of and against China and LTTE followed by victories during and Kargil conflict was further cherished by progressive improvised ingenious missile and nuclear test by DRDO emboldened the Prime Minister to demand permanent seat in United Nations Security Council.
Integrity and self rightenousness of Civil servants retained by Patel displayed exemplary charisma and authority in controversial yet fruitful missions of refugee resettlement , integration of Princely States and State Re-organising Committee in Turbulent clouds due to military insurgents in Nagaland since by Phizo followed by Isac Su and T. Muviah , Punjab and Kashmir and armed rebellion by Maoist in Central India ,Assam and Bihar gave nightmares to national integration.
Credit to Rajiv Gandhi for settling these precarious issue of Nagaland and Punjab, though Kashmir conflict is still large to get negotiated.
SO called federal democratic nation India, which is anti-Imperialistic,non- Communist but socialist unlike Anglo-Saxon, with plurality did have unfortunate blot of 'mass pogrom' such as and riots against Punjabis and Muslims respectively by Hindu Chauvinists. But to see the greener side. Howard- Harrington theory not withstanding, India stands tall among nihilistic view of Western philosophers despite being a secular multilingual community. Liberalization of economy with abolition of 'license permit raj quota' led to acceleration of socio-economic denominators of well being among Indian middle class.
As long as regular demographic elections with intact socio-political framework are faithfully exercised, India will sail peacefully to prosperity despite encountering turbulent sea.
It takes a special talent to eulogise IndiraG's economics, and exonerate RajivG and co for riots and hence this book has been like a textbook for civil services: P There is a pro-Congress bias but a good read nonetheless and some sections r brilliant.
Also, my respect for Guha and his superb 'India after Gandhi' keeps growing. Atleast he hates every1 except Nehru equally: Als It takes a special talent to eulogise IndiraG's economics, and exonerate RajivG and co for riots and hence this book has been like a textbook for civil services: Also started with the authors' book on India's freedom struggle.
An excellent work from celebrated authors who authored most of the textbooks for India's academic curriculum. It can be considered as the bible for UPSC preparations if you can stay away from the strong biases. It gives a clear picture of political, economic, social and constitutional scenario and struggles faced by the leaders in making today's India.
Informative but biased reading of history. Maybe because of all JNU writers. Heavily biased towards left of center ideology.. Feb 05, Jeeva rated it it was ok. Dull, uninspiring and lackadaisical narrative. The author's commitment to his Congress leanings are not properly substantiated and hence the bias looks too apparent and unacceptable. A few chapters on land reforms and agriculture are well researched but the style is too dull and off putting.
I am not sure how a great historian like Bipan could write such a mind numbing narrative. Please don't waste your time on this book if you want to learn Indian history post independence. Guha is better. You Dull, uninspiring and lackadaisical narrative. You can try Kuldip Nayar too. The story of the forging of contemporary India, the world's largest democracy, is a rich and inspiring one. This book was recommended as one of the best books for Indian contemporary history.
I too agree that this give you information about various events that shaped up Indian politics but not a holistic picture. After going through this book, one can conclude that it is so biased towards congress and predominantly Nehru family.
According to the author, the policies by congress government are the best and designed for development of poor then why this huge disparity between poor and rich? He highlig This book was recommended as one of the best books for Indian contemporary history. He highlighted elegantly the failures of opposition parties but not the congress leaders one can observe this two sided face from the author's tone.
I recommend this book if someone looking to know various events that shaped contemporary India but urge the reader not to frame any opinion based on this. I request the contemporary historians not to provide this biased information as it will have an impact on coming generations. Though author clearly tries to sideline from those policies but still at time it seems that he was trying to give them justification and that too vaguely absurd; which is surely not expected from a history book.
The author even neglects some of the prominent issues of time and barely touches them. It seems he was trying to influence our consciousness subtly and tries to prove that only a particular ideology as the most essential for overall development of a nation.
It is highly recommended to read the book in case you still do with a critical mindset or be cautious else reading such a hefty book might surely influence your critical thinking due to the biased character of the book.
The authors' obsession with left-leaning politics and an apparent Nehruvian bias, makes the book lose its charm. The book has been painted in a single colour which is so different from Chandra's previous work ISFI in the series. History, after reading this book, appears like, no facts and only opinions. Although, the book was penned down some years ago, it would have been interesting to read their comments on the right-wing party coming with full majority at centre.
Nevertheless, Bipan Chandra' The authors' obsession with left-leaning politics and an apparent Nehruvian bias, makes the book lose its charm. Nevertheless, Bipan Chandra's genius remains unparalleled with his objective analysis of Modern Indian planning and economy. The book doesn't flow like a story, like Guha's India after Gandhi, but is divided in separate phases and topics. Overall, for its size and not-so-fluid content, this book is probably, not the best one for reading the Indian history since independence.
This is an academic covering history of Independent India. Author has gone into details of foreign policy formulation, different changes in Economic scenario throughout the time period, specific details of green revolution and cooperative movement like White revolution.
Author has also covered details of wars like Indo-China , India - Pakistan. This is an authoritative work covering every detail of Indian history.
But the problem with books lie because of its political leaning towards Congress. Author has tried to justify the emergency and devoted very few pages to emergency. It has shied away to deal with controversy arosen during Nehru rule like Tibet problem and corruption charges while it has written a long essay on riots and onslaught on education during previous NDA rule.
One must read in order to grasp the hold of Indian history. A comprehensive guide to India post , I found it more biased than the author's other work: Significant focus is on the politics involved at the center, and its struggles with the economy, poverty, land reforms, internal uprisings, communalism, bureaucracy, party politics etc It does discuss Land and Agricultural Reforms in depth but the chronology is bit messed up, and sometimes incoherent with the discussion.
At places the authors starts a statistics A comprehensive guide to India post , I found it more biased than the author's other work: At places the authors starts a statistics monologue, which in spite of being crucial to the content under discussion, is a drag after a point.
My favorite bits were the chapters on international relations, brief and crisp. A "maybe" read for CS aspirants who have enough time at hand with two additional tries from , that shouldn't be a problem!
Among the positives, this is one of the few books which talks comprehensively about independent India and presents a good picture about the challenges facing a newly born country immediately after independence. However, it is disappointing that most of the book is a collection of biased opinions without valid logic or facts.
In the foreword, the author mentions that 'the riots of were the biggest challenge to Indian democracy since independence'. There was no mention of the emergency Among the positives, this is one of the few books which talks comprehensively about independent India and presents a good picture about the challenges facing a newly born country immediately after independence. There was no mention of the emergency or the sikh riots of in the foreword.
All these take away the authenticity that is vital in a history book. The portrayal of all the leaders as being either extremely good or outright villainous makes this book more of a propaganda material for the dynasty.
Nehru is god of Indian democracy as per writer. An extremely biased work. If you are searching for an objective history of India post- Independence, this is NOT the book you refer to. Save some chapters on Land and tenancy Reforms, there is nothing great about this book.
It is sad that such a hypocritical work is highly celebrated in academia. I've read the newer version "India Since Independence".
The same again, Congress biased. The author presented his opinion which he shouldn't do it. Like India's struggle for Independence, I don't recommend this book beyond reference. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A total Marxist interpretation,though some chapters are good.