Palashi Theke Partition O Tarpor: Adhunik Bharater Itihash is a Bangla version of the Book From Plassey to Partition and After: A History of Modern India published by Orient BlackSwan.
Since its first publication in 2004, Palashi Theke Partition has come to be regarded as an authoritative history of modern India. And this enlarged edition of this book offers a perceptive analysis of India’s efforts towards modernization and democratization since Independence.
The book addresses important historiographical questions by taking cognizance of emergent perspectives adopted by social science scholarship over the last twenty-five years. As a major work of our times, it engages in thought-provoking debates on issues like political economy of eighteenth-century India, socio-religious reform and revival, and the nationalist movement.
The newly added concluding chapter 9 provides a succinct account of major developments in postcolonial India during the Nehruvian era and subsequent years. It links contemporary debates about Indian nationhood with changes in society, economy and polity, from the years of state-directed planning under a one-party system to the emergence of a market economy in an era of predominantly coalition governments.
Capturing inimitably the rhythms of India’s polyphonic nationalism, this book will be indispensable for students of history and political science. Scholars and researchers will benefit from its detailed and extensive bibliography. And it will guide general readers to an understanding of contemporary India.
Sekhar Bandyopadhyay is Director, New Zealand India Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Transition of the Eighteenth Century
British Empire in India
Early Indian Responses: Reform and Rebellion
Emergence of Indian Nationalism
Early Nationalism: Discontent and Dissension
The Age of Gandhian Politics
Many Voices of a Nation
Freedom with Partition
After Independence and Partition