Young India  -  An Interpretation and a History of the Nationalist Movement from Within

Young India - An Interpretation and a History of the Nationalist Movement from Within

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Author: Lajpat Rai
Foreword/Introduction: K L Tuteja
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 218
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123762814


Lajpat Rai was one of the most prominent leaders during India’s struggle for freedom. He wrote Young India during his stay in the US and it was published there for the first time in 1916.

But the British government described it ‘seditious’ and banned its circulation in England and India. When the ban was lifted after a decade, young India was published in India in 1927 without any significant change.

Lala Lajpat Rai’s aim to write this book was firstly to provide a true account of India to the world which differed from the Western writings that were coloured with imperialism and racial bias Secondly, through this work, he desired to popularise India’s demand of self-government or Swaraj.

Young India discuses the rise of British power in India and its consequences, origin and growth of Indian nationalism, foundation of the Indian National Congress, trajectories of Indian national movement up to 1915, Hindu-Muslim relations and finally his own vision of Indian nation.

K.L. Tuteja is a former professor of modern Indian history at the Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.


Introductory Remarks by K.L. Tuteja
Preface to the Fourth Edition of Young India
Foreword to the British Edition of Young India

Author’s Introduction

1. The General Viewpoint of The Indian Nationalist
2. India from 1757 to 1857
3. India from 1857 to 1905

i. Part I – From 1857 to 1885
ii. Part II - The British of the Indian National Congress
iii. Part III – The Birth of the New Nationalist Movement

4. The first years of the nationalist movement
5. Types of Nationalists
6. Indian Nationalism and the world forces
7. The Religious and the Communal elements in Indian Nationalism
8. The Future

Appendix A (by the author)
Appendix B (by K.L. Tuteja)
Bibliography (As given by the author)