The 'From Plassey to Partition: A History of Modern India' is a historical tale of India from the time it was under the rule of British Raj till the day of independence. The book covers a detailed account of British Empire in India, the struggles and sacrifices by India to gain independence, and finally, the partition of 1947. It is an elaborate study of the history of India, and serves as a great help for the history students, professors and researchers as well.
Summary Of The Book
The book begins with the period when the mighty Mughal Empire disintegrates and falls, and the Indian sub-continent sees the rise of the powerful British Empire that was to rule the nation for the next 200 years. The author gives the readers an insight to the minds of Indians while under the British rule, and their will and strength after the Rising of 1857 that results in a struggle for the freedom. During this course of time, India goes through various conflicts, cultural and social changes, and a struggle of accepting and adapting the modern society brought by the British. In the later part of the book, the author introduced the rise of some of the famous Indian leaders and politics who have contributed to the freedom struggle, finally leading to Independent India; with a partition that creates Pakistan a night before the independence.
Sekhar Bandyopadhyay is the Director of New Zealand India Research Institute, and a professor of Asian History at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. A recipient of the Marsden grant in 2011, he has also written many books. Some of his famous works include 'Caste, Culture and Hegemony: Social Dominance in Colonial Bengal', 'Decolonization in South Asia', and 'Caste, Protest and Identity in Colonial India: The Namasudras of Bengal 1872-1947'. Political and social history of South Asia during the colonial rule has always been his interest area for research. You can order online for the paperback edition of the book published by Orient Longman with the ISBN-10 number of 8125025960 and the ISBN-13 number of 9788125025962.
A historical tale of India from the time it was under the rule of British Raj till the day of independence
An elaborate study of the history of India
An insight to the minds of Indians while under the British rule, and their will and strength after the Rising of 1857
Rise of some of the famous Indian leaders and politics who have contributed to the freedom struggle
Written by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay