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Modern Indian Political Thought
Text and Context

First Edition


October 2009 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Modern Indian Political Thought: Text and Context is an essential reading for students of social sciences seeking to unravel the formation and text of the thoughts of great Indian political thinkers. It is an unconventional articulation of the political thought in India that evolved during the nationalist struggle against colonialism.

The salient features of the book are:

- In contrast to the existing literature on the subject, it carries a context-driven conceptualisation of the major strands of political thought that emerged in India in the past two centuries. It focuses on India's peculiar socio-political processes under colonialism that influenced the evolution of such thought.

- Incorporates new ideas and issues that have been articulated, though not as extensively, in contemporary works on Indian nationalist thought and movement.

- Discusses the development and articulation of political thought by leaders like Gandhi, Tagore, Ambedkar, JP, Nehru and Lohia.

- Covers the Indian freedom struggle in detail.

The distinguishing feature of this book is its linking of the text of Indian political thought with the context. In doing so, it challenges the ethno-centric interpretation of nationalism that, despite its roots in Western Enlightenment, evolved differently because of the context in which it was articulated.

Preface

 
Introduction

 
 
I: REVISITING THE TEXTS
Early Nationalist Responses: Ram Mohan Roy, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Dayananda Saraswati and Jotiba Phule

 
Moderates and Extremists: Dadabhai Naoroji, M G Ranade and B G Tilak

 
Mahatma Gandhi

 
Rabindranath Tagore

 
B R Ambedkar

 
Jayaprakash Narayan

 
Jawaharlal Nehru

 
Muhammad Iqbal

 
M N Roy

 
Ram Manohar Lohia

 
Subhas Chandra Bose

 
V D Savarkar

 
Pandita Ramabai

 
 
II: CONTEXT AND CONTEXTUAL INFLUENCES RE-EXAMINED
Nature and Processes of Indian Freedom Struggle

 
Landmarks in Constitutional Development during British Rule: A Historical Perspective

 
Socio-economic Dimensions of the Nationalist Movement

 
Culmination of the British Rule and the Making of India's Constitution

 
Conclusion

 
Model Questions

 
Glossary

 
Index

 

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