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Thanks plasse telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. From Plassey to Partition: More than a survey, and much more than a thematically arranged narrative, this book is an eminently readable account of the emergence of India as a nation.

It maps a wide and often complicated terrain of historical happenings, their main players in groups and as individuals, and contexts that enable us to see the formation of a nation through documents of resistance and st More than a survey, and much more than a thematically arranged narrative, this book is an eminently readable account of the emergence of India as a nation. It maps a wide and often complicated terrain of historical happenings, their main players in groups and as individuals, and contexts that enable us to see the formation of a nation through documents of resistance and struggle, assimilation and rejection.

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Book Review: From Plassey to Partition and After by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

Published June 26th by Orient Longman first published January To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about From Plassey to Partitionplease sign up. Balram Singh Buy it!! Its an wonderful book. Only costs rupees at flip kart. Shruti Bhardwaj shrutibhardwaj ymail. See 2 questions about From Plassey to Partition…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Objective and comprehensive, it is the one and only book you need to read to grasp the complex contours of modern Indian history.

What distinguishes it from other books is that the author Sekhar Bandyopadhyay is careful to treat modern Indian history as a site of intense contestation. Rather, Bandyopadhyay recognizes that freedom meant different things for different socio-economic groups and furnishes a well-researched summary of various historiographical strands.

He also writes about the balancing act Congress had to perform between indigenous capitalists and the working class. He writes that working class support for the Congress was, in general, weak — industrial workers in Bombay had meanwhile thrown in their lot with the Communists — with the exception of Bengal where their fight was against the British capitalists.

He also writes about how caste relations played a role in the success of Congress-led mass movements.

In general, many 19th century peasant movements with a significant element of self-initiative were co-opted into the Non Cooperation Movement. And regions bandyopadhyah long-standing resentments often spiraled out of the hands of Congress leaders and turned violent.

The movement was controlled and successful primarily in the region where dominant peasant communities such as the Mahishya caste in Bengal and Patidars in Gujarat held parttion over lower caste agricultural labourers.

Regions with more cross-caste mobilization, such as Awadh, tended to turn violent. The book is a scholarly achievement, a task made all the more difficult by the proximity partitoon the period under study. The only thing this book needs are some section headings between the relentless paragraphs. This will help the reader mentally categorize the various crisscrossing strands and combine them to harvest an partktion account of this complex period.

View all 5 comments. May 20, Divy Raghuvanshi rated it really liked it Shelves: This book starts with plasssey brief discussion of the decline of the Mughal Empire during Aurangzeb’s time and then describes the political situation in India when the Europeans started increasing their influence. Each of the major events has been analysed well. However, the best thing about this book was that it provided a variety of opinions by different scholars at every stage. Also, it was totally non-partisan and POVs of all parties have been presented well.

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Purely for scholarship Phew! However this was a bit dry and took me a couple of months, so 1 rating point has been deducted. Also, the chapter on India post-independence seemed rushed and could have been omitted. Sep 30, Shubham Bansal rated it it was amazing. So in one place you get all the points required for analysis. Jun 04, Vaishnav rated it really liked it. Indian history has generally been divided in three broad periods: Ancient — from the dawn of history to the coming of Islam; Medieval — Muslim rule up to the Mughal Empire and the Modern — the colonial rule under the British.

Bandyopadhyay, who teaches history at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, has covered, as partitioj title suggests, the hist Indian history has generally been divided in three broad periods: Bandyopadhyay, who teaches history at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, has covered, as the title suggests, the history of India from the coming of the British till they left.

By way of an additional chapter, Bandyopadhyay has discussed, in broad brush strokes, the major events and trends of the independent country — from the adoption of the Constitution to the coming of Narendra Modi. Any reading partitionn modern Indian history invariably leads to a feeling of profound sadness. A 5,year-old civilization — a country that is more an experiment in syncretism than a nation — finds itself broken in three parts as two major religious communities are led to believe that, after 1, plawsey, they can no longer stay together as neighbours.

And at what price! How do Pakistanis patrition at partition of the country and independence? As Bandyopadhyay has rightly pointed out: But clearly the bitterness persists — to the detriment of all of us. All of us — Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis — must realize that mutual recrimination will not take us anywhere.

In the new millennium we have far deadlier demons to sekhxr and defeat — population explosion, climate change, ecological degradation, malevolent and deadly use of technology paryition weapons of mass destruction, income inequality, dwindling natural resources, water scarcity and what you have.

At least we psrtition. A signal contribution to the study of modern Indian history. It’s not an easy book to read but definitely compulsory to have a more scholarly understanding of history of modern India.

However the book also assumes that you are already familiar with the basic trajectory of this period of Indian history, therefore the amount of historiography and theoretical discussions can become confusing for a student starting on Modern Indian history.

Nonetheless I recommend bandyopadhjay book for graduate level history studies as it gives students bqndyopadhyay right level of understandi It’s not an easy book to read but definitely compulsory to have a more scholarly understanding of history of modern India. Nonetheless I recommend this book for graduate level history studies as it gives students the right level of understanding of historical research and methods within the scope of Modern India.

Oct 03, Archies rated it it was amazing. It gives slightly difference view than bipin chandra book. I like both the books. An incredibly detailed and well-rounded work. Shekhar Bandyopadhyay is effectively able to combine information and viewpoints from various sources and authors, analyzing and combining them to form unique perspectives of his own.

Sep 06, Sumeet rated it really liked it. There are many books on India’s Independence struggle written by both indigenous and foreign authors, what, however, differentiates this one from others is the incorporation of various view points from all the schools of thought, frok is typically hard to find these days.

Take for example, the Reform movement in India in the 18th and 19th century. There are books that seriously take ideological positions like for example, the nationalist school of thought having a Right-wing leanings will glori There are many books on India’s Independence struggle written by both indigenous and foreign authors, what, however, differentiates this one from others is the incorporation of various view points from all the schools of thought, which is typically hard to find these days.

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There are books that seriously take ideological positions like for example, the nationalist school of thought having a Right-wing leanings will glorify Arya Samaj movement by Dayanand Saraswati for revival of Hinduism, especially its campaign for Gau Rakshas, where as the Marxist school of thought goes on to credit it with creating a communal atmosphere in the country that ultimately resulted in the partition.

Bandopadhyaya treats this subject with utmost care by putting forward the views of not just these schools but also various like the Cambridge and abndyopadhyay, first, and then diagnoses the impact so as to measure the importance of Arya Samaj itself.

The language too is not filled with academic jargons, which makes an easy read for a non-academic as well. Since, the book almost takes a neutral position on many debates and issues except for issues on Women and laborit becomes a must read for any history student or a general public interested in history. Feb 21, Sumit Sharma rated it it was amazing. This book is the most genuine, pragmatic, non passionate historical bqndyopadhyay of modern Indian history.

Unlike some other popular books, it doesn’t talks in general about the whole country but it is an in depth analysis of what was going on at lower levels of masses like the peasants, workers, dalits, women belonging to different regions, sections, castes and religions.

A book you must read to know the real history and politics of Independence movement of India. Author presents view o This book is the most genuine, pragmatic, non passionate historical analysis of modern Indian history. Author presents view of many other historians from different strands of ideologies and hence even the reader can choose the most plausible point of view. Oct 02, Satyam Saxena rated it it was amazing.

This is one of the finest books on Indian history, with negligible biases and straight forward analysis of opinions of other contemporary historians on Indian historical events. Even the usually neglected aspects of history such as pre struggles against British Raj, the role of non-majoritarian groups such as women, untouchables, and role of communism in struggle for independence have been widely covered to great depths. Jun 23, Prateek Singh rated it it was amazing. A detailed account of India’s nationalist movement with different perspectives, painting a vivid picture of the movement.

Sekhar Bandyopadhyay has not only captured the intricacies of national struggle but has also provided different causal factors underlying the demand of various groups from hindu, muslim, peasent, labours, lower classes etc and how this played out during this period. Superb narrative, doesn’t present a one-sided of any event. Gives adequate perspectives of different researches and presents them in an orderly manner.

The section about the Rise of regional powers during the decline of the Mughal empire and the Ghandhi ji’s journey through the independence movement carries a lot insight and depth. Mar 02, Kumar Gaurav rated it it was amazing. A very fine read and analysis of events, right from coming of British and establishing its hegemony to the partition of India, from different perspectives and angles.

It will certainly add the dimension to thinking and help in understanding the contemporary India. Nov 23, Prachi added it. Jun 10, Prashant Tripathi rated it really liked it.