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Social Background of Indian Nationalism

Social Background of Indian Nationalism

Sixth Edition
  • A. R. Desai - Late of Head of Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai

September 2016 | 320 pages | SAGE Texts

This historically significant text has been referred to for over sixty years as an indispensable body of knowledge for the understanding of the dynamics of Indian nationalism. This book presents a comprehensive study of the transformation of Indian society through a century and a half and the resultant rise of Indian nationalism in various forms—social, cultural, religious, economic and political. It gives a historical, synthetic and systematic account of the genesis of Indian nationalism.

Employing the method of historical materialism to an analysis of Indian history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the author has been able to single out and assess various forces that have contributed to the massiveness of nationalistic influence. This is virtually the only book that provides such a comprehensive and systematic account of the genesis of Indian nationalism and national consciousness. It has justly earned itself a valuable place in sociological literature.

This edition carries a foreword written by the noted historian Sumit Sarkar.

Note: Now this ISBN-9788171546671 has a new identity.
Foreword By Sumit Sarkar
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Economy and Culture in Pre-British India
British Conquest of India
Transformation of Indian Agriculture Under British Rule
Social Consequences of the Transformation of Indian Agriculture
Decline of Town Handicrafts
Decline of Village Artisan Industries
Rise and Development of Modern Indian Industries
Modern Means of Transport and Rise of Indian Nationalism
The Role of Modern Education in the Development of Indian Nationalism
Political and Administrative Unification of India Under the British Rule
Rise of New Social Classes in India
The Role of the Press in the Development of Modern Nationalism
Social and Religious Reform Movements as the Expression of National Democratic Awakening
Crusade Against Caste System
Crusade Against Untouchability
Movement for the Emancipation of Women
Religious Reform Movements Among Hindus and Muslims
Rise of Political Movements as the Expression of Indian Nationalism
Problem of Nationalities and Minorities

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