The book Modern India 1885-1947, written by Sumit Sarkar, is a recent book that has captured the essence of India's freedom struggle and all the other things that happened at that time. It covers a wide range of topics, i.e, from social and political to religious aspects. The book has incorporated a recent research about the social, political, cultural, and economic changes of that time and has provided a comprehensive and detailed picture of the then India. Sumit Sarkar has written this book in a simple, informative and innovative style.
The book deals with topics such as the economic depression from 1928-1937, foreign policy, development of Indian capitalism, racism, colonial army, economic and brain drain, the effect of Curzon's rule on India, the partition of Bengal, the unrest and relationship between the Hindus and Muslims, the Congress movement, the strengthening of the National Movement, the division between the upper, middle and lower classes, the divide between the extremists and the moderates, the emergence of Muslim League, major places of British rule, effect of the First World War on Indian politics & economy, communism, nationalism, caste movements, rise of Mahatma Gandhi, Simon commission, Second World War and its effect on India, Quit India movement, division of land, transfer of power and many other things.
On a lighter note, the book is about a young boy, Jeremy James, who never stops questioning the world. The book contains his antics and adventures.
Sumit Sarkar has been a professor at the Delhi University for many years. He has also taught at Calcutta University and Burdwan University. He has written a lot of other books such as Writing Social History, Swadeshi Movement in Bengal 1903-1908, Women and Social Reform in Modern India, and many others.
The paper back edition of this book can be ordered online from India. The book has been published by Mamillan Children's Books having the ISBN number 0333904257.