India Since Independence by Bipan Chandra


The story of the forging of India, the world's largest democracy, is a rich and
inspiring one. This volume, a sequel to the India's Struggle for Independence, analyses the challenges India has faced and the successes it has achieved in the light of its colonial legacy and century-long struggle for freedom. It covers the framing of the Constitution and the evolution of the Nehruvian political and economic agenda and basics of foreign policy; the consolidation of the nation and contentious issues like party politics in the Centre and the states, the Punjab problem and anti-caste politics and untouchability. These, along with objective assessments of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Jayaprakash Narayan, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rajiv Gandhi, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh, constitute a remarkable overview of a nation on the move.

About the Author

Bipan Chandra, recipient of the Padma Bhushan, was born in Kangra, Himachal
Pradesh. He was educated at Forman Christian College, Lahore and at
Stanford University, California. He was Professor of Modern History at
Jawaharlal Nehru-University (JNU), New Delhi, where he is currently Professor
Emeritus. He was honoured as National Professor and was also the Chairperson
of the National Book Trust. Professor Chandra authored several books on
nationalism, colonialism and communalism in modern India.
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Random House India; 1st Edition (1 January 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 788 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780143104094
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0143104094

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