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Modern Indian Political Thought
Text and Context


July 2018 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

In contrast to the existing literature on the subject, this book carries a context-driven conceptualization 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 thoughts.

Key Features

  • Incorporates new ideas and issues that have been articulated, but 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.

This book is essential reading for undergraduate students of political science.

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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