9780198083979

Towards Freedom Documents on the movement for Independence in India 1947, Part 1

  • ISBN 13:

    9780198083979

  • ISBN 10:

    0198083971

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 01/02/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Part of the Towards Freedom series, this volume brings together primary sources and archival documents for the period 1 January 1947 to 2 June 1947. Part I consists of two sections. These two sections together discuss Constituent Assembly, interim government, various political alternatives and developments, the civil disobedience movements organized by Muslim League in various parts of the country. It also examines communalism in provinces, the demand for partition in Punjab and Bengal as well as the role of the last viceroy, volunteer organizations and the problem of refugees and minority groups. The introduction by Sucheta Mahajan situates the movements in the historical context and underlines their importance in the politics of the year 1947. This book will interest scholars, teachers, and students of modern Indian history, particularly those interested in the Indian national movement.

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