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Modern Indian Political Thought
Text and Context



June 2018 | 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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