The Battle of Plassey is said to be one the pivotal point in deciding the fate of India as the battle proved East India company as victorious and displayed the weakness and lack of unity among Indian rulers. Thus this decisive battle established colonial power over Indian subcontinent. The book demonstrates that History of Modern India starts with the disintegration and breakdown of the Mughal Empire and the equivalent rise of the British Empire in the Indian subcontinent. The book explains the mindset of the Indians under the British Rule and their tough fight for their freedom.
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Mains About the Book 1. This enlarged version has been also termed as the second edition of this book. This is the Hindi version of the most popular English textbook From Plassey to Partition and After published by Orient BlackSwan in which has also been termed as the second edition of this book. The Features of the Revision are: a. A new Chapter 9 has been added. This chapter covers the significant development taken place in the history of modern India until This chapter talks about the problems of partition and refugees; Nehruvian State and its policy; the decline of Congress party system; the major political development in coalition era; rise of the Dalit parties like BSP; and the environment movements like Chipko, Narmada Bachao andolan etc.
Updated Bibliography. Whereas in the first edition Maps given were up till New Preface for the Second Edition. New cover. This book is essentially a college level textbook on the history of Modern India. It is a general history of India under British rule from the eighteenth century to the events and movements up to It is divided in to nine thematic chapters which focus more on the Indian people than on the colonial rulers. In other words, it is a very useful account of the emergence of India as a nation and its development in contemporary times as of It is the most updated book on its subject as it incorporates most recent researches in this area of study.
From Plassey to Partition: A History of Modern India
From what I understand the author added it for the second edition as people complained the book ended too abruptly at independence. Unfortunately, he did not manage to do justice to it. Half of the chapter just deals with the nehruvian era till and overall has a very rushed feeling. Otherwise the book is quite decent.
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The Battle of Plassey is said to be one the The Battle of Plassey is said to be one the pivotal point in deciding the fate of India as the battle proved East India company as victorious and displayed the weakness and lack of unity among Indian rulers. Thus this decisive battle established colonial power over Indian subcontinent. The book offers an insight into the minds of the Indians under the British rule and their struggle for freedom as it gained ground after the Rising of The book is unique in its approach towards presenting the problems of Indians under the British rule.
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