The study argues that since the Indian national movement is the only actual historical example of a movement that succeeded in replacing or transforming a semi-democratic state structure, a study of its rich experience and its political strategy and style of leadership has a particular significance for those interested and engaged in the task of social transformation of democratic or hegemonic states and societies.
Bipan Chandra, born and brought up in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, studied at Forman Christian College, Lahore, and Stanford University, USA. He retired as Professor of Modern Indian History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and is now Professor Emeritus there. He has been UGC National Lecturer, President of the Indian History Congress and is at present National Research Professor.
|Subject||University Level Textbooks >> History and Politics|
|Number of Pages||132|