The Story of India’s Freedom Movement

The Story of India’s Freedom Movement

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Author: Nayantara Sahgal
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Sayantan Halder
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 200
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129121165


When the people of India rose against oppression and inequality, they wrote one of history’s most inspiring stories.

India, the brightest jewel in the Raj crown, was also a land burdened with harsh taxes, unjust laws and innumerable restrictions. When Indians, under the leadership of the most remarkable men and women ever to be born, decided to overturn the yoke of a foreign power, their struggle was one of extraordinary bravery, truthfulness and fortitude.

The story of India’s freedom movement is a unique tale of how the ordinary people of a country defeated the mightiest Empire in the world through the forces of satyagraha and ahimsa. In this masterful account, Nayantara Sahgal describes the twists and turns that led to this: the lives of the leaders, revolutionaries and masses, the horrors of oppression and the triumphs of the Indians as they finally made their tryst with destiny.

A lucid telling by one of the country’s finest writers, this account encompasses every important detail of the freedom struggle, and will inform and inspire all young readers.


1. The Idea of Freedom
2. The British come to India
3. The Revolt of 1857
4. The Stir of Ideas
5. The Indian Masses
6. A National Movement takes shape
7. The War Years and After
8. The Coming of Gandhi
9. The 1920s
10. A Force Mightier than Violence
11. World War II, Fascism and Further Divisions
12. A Moral Protest
13. Quit India
14. A New Era Begins
15. The Transfer of Power
16. Freedom Needs Guardians