Published in the year , History Of Modern India is a book that revolves around the history of British India, throwing light on the nationalist movement and colonialism. Apart from his research, Chandra has also drawn from the works of renowned historians during that time in history. In total, there are 14 chapters in this book that cover different periods in Indian history. Through the course of this book, Chandra provides insight on several events in modern Indian history such as the establishment of the British East India Company, which led to a tightened grip of the British over India.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra. Published in the year , History Of Modern India is a book that revolves around the history of British India, throwing light on the nationalist movement and colonialism.
Apart from his research, Chandra has also drawn from the works of renowned historians during that time in history. In total, there are 14 chapters in this book that cover different periods in Indian history.
Through the course of this book, Chandra provides insight on several events in modern Indian history such as the establishment of the British East India Company, which led to a tightened grip of the British over India.
Chandra also explains that the major reason behind the colonial rule was to exploit India by means of investment and trade. The chapters in this book are arranged in chronological order, starting from the British Rule to the independence of the country.
This piece of literature provides its readers with loads of information on the nationalist movement, throwing light on the contributions made by several different individuals. This book is a must-have for history students as well as for those who want to gain insight into the history of modern India.
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Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of History of Modern India. Dec 03, Swamy Atul rated it did not like it. This book proves why casual readers need historians like Ramachandra Guha. I gather Bipan Chandra is a highly respected name among those who prepare for civil services. People find history boring in school because it deals merely in facts, dates and names. A study of history is incomplete unless we form opinions about it. We talk about it, discuss, argue and even demolish mosques b This book proves why casual readers need historians like Ramachandra Guha.
We talk about it, discuss, argue and even demolish mosques because of our interpretation of history. A book that simply lays out the facts without the author giving his own touch is too academic for my taste. In fact, I think even academic study can be sexier. It is the story in the history appeals to the casual reader. I'm off to buy Guha's Makers of Modern India.
View all 4 comments. Jan 01, Pooja Banga rated it really liked it Shelves: indian-authors. May 06, Ajay rated it it was ok. This book is very old and its need to be updated. I read from one of my friend's review that this book has been discontinued by ncert.
My sister was preparing for UPSC. So i took the opportunity of reading this book. Book quality is really terrible.
Pages look really cheap like xerox copy. Now lets come to content of book. Book is highly biased. Marxist bias is clearly shown in the every page of book. He This book is very old and its need to be updated. He seems very biased about certain social reformers, Gandhi and Congress. There is no where in the book i find detailed picture of freedom fighters from Southern India.
Its really high time to stop hero worshiping such leader. In history text book it should rational and neutral. Whether you are looking at reading this for an exam or plainly for research, this book is pretty unorganized. Avoid it. Not recommended. View 2 comments. Jun 26, Parth Agrawal rated it it was amazing. I've always wondered why do we even need to read history books. We can't change it, we can't meet the people who were involved and doesn't matter how good an author is, we never really feel the actual urge that the characters of the story must've had felt.
This book starts from decline of the era of Mughals that means basically from the era of Aurangzeb and has concluded on 15th August , the day we got our independence.
But if I just said that history was not a worthwhile endeavor, then why I've always wondered why do we even need to read history books. But if I just said that history was not a worthwhile endeavor, then why am I starting a story here? Precisely because of this reason only as I stand corrected I've always heard my parents telling me that they in their graduation days have read this author and it was a treat. I totally agree with them. In 25 years, this author has neither lost his charm nor he has got any competition.
Now, while the disintegration of Mughal empire was going on, various kingdoms surfaced during this time which includes Hyderabad, Mysore, Kerala, Maratha, Rajput, Sikhs etc British Empire has enjoyed special attention in the whole book though. The journey continues as they make their first major move regarding the acquisition of political power in India when they defeated Siraj-ud-Daulah, in connivance with Mir Jafar, in battle of Plassey in and from there on, the Britishers never looked behind as they came to this realization that in order to further their economic causes in India, it's easier to indirectly acquire the political leadership and keep making exceptions for the EIC.
Dastak documents are one such example in which the Britishers had secured a farman from the Mughal empire where they didn't have to pay taxes for the entry or exit of their goods in Bengal. But the real twist of nationalism and communal-ism came into the picture around when all the important leaders from Raja Rammohan Roy to Jawahar Lal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi and many others decided that enough is enough and nothing would be satisfactory to us apart from Poorna Swaraj Lahore session of Congress in I won't rob you off the thrill and sequential bliss that this book is and though it is mostly favored and read by people who are preparing for upsc, i feel that every Indian should read this book as this one is the best collection of historical events, presented in an impartial manner, that I have come across as of now Jun 13, Pragati Kulshrestha rated it it was ok Shelves: history , indian-poilitics.
The book is nothing but a verbatim recreation of ncert book on modern india by bipan chandra which has been discontinued by ncert now.
It is v good read for anyone specially students interested in having a comprehensive viewpoint of all that has happened from - and beyond till independence. All the events are elucidated and are arranged under various relevant The book is nothing but a verbatim recreation of ncert book on modern india by bipan chandra which has been discontinued by ncert now.
View 1 comment. Jan 02, Aachal Bidwai rated it it was ok. But is not the best one if you want to dive into the British Indian history of colonialism. Sep 12, Sherin P L rated it it was ok. Overall a good book. A fair enough idea about the freedom struggle is in this book.
But it lacks depth. So many important incidents are just mentioned or are not explained further. Many important personalities are not given due coverage, including Bose, Patel etc. Over emphasis on the deeds of Nehru is seen. So this book can't be counted as a comprehensive read of our freedom struggle. But good enough to get a blur picture of what has happened over the struggle years. Aug 18, Sharayu Gangurde rated it did not like it Shelves: history.
Greatly disappointed with this book.
An emeritus professor of modern history at Jawaharlal Nehru University , he specialized on the Indian independence movement and is considered a leading scholar on Mahatma Gandhi. As used to be the case in old Punjab, his early education was in Urdu, he was best at home in his early years with an Urdu novel by his side. He graduated from Forman Christian College , Lahore in after which the Partition forced him to leave. Thereafter he went to the United States where he studied at the Stanford University , California, United States , to complete his graduation and post-graduation. He then went to do his graduation and post graduation at Stanford University, California — Later he completed his Ph. D from Delhi University in