Author: A R Desai
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171540422
The intra-war and the post-war period is the most significant and fateful phase of Indian history. Along with an analysis of the nationalist spirit of the times, an understanding of the complex and unprecedented problems confronting the Indian national at the given time is crucial for a cohesive comprehension of the various momentous developments and transformations that took place then and later.
This text is an effort at understanding the recent trends in Indian nationalism and tries to answer questions with regard to Indian society from a synthetic perspective. The study tries to indicate the causal connections underlying economic, political, social, educational, cultural and ideological currents developing in India from a historical materialistic viewpoint.
A sequel to the author’s earlier classic: Social Background of Indian nationalism, this book studies the phenomenon of Indian nationalism in its socio- historical context. The consequences of the second world war on India; the forces that led to the partition; the political, social and economic trends in free India are dealt with in a systematic manner.
SECTION I - WAR AND POST-WAR PERIOD
SECTION II - NATIONALISM IN INDIA DURING THE WAR PERIOD
SECTION III - NATIONALISM AFTER INDEPENDENCE