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Modern Indian Political Thought

Modern Indian Political Thought
Text and Context

First Edition

October 2009 | 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.



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

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


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ISBN: 9788132102250

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