A People's History of India 31

The National Movement, Part 2: The Struggle for Freedom, 1919–1947

Irfan Habib

Tulika Books

A People's History of India 31

Pub Date: July 2020

ISBN: 9788194126010

132 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $17.00£13.99

A People's History of India 31

The National Movement, Part 2: The Struggle for Freedom, 1919–1947

Irfan Habib

Tulika Books

This volume takes up the story of the Indian National Movement from 1919 when the first nationalist struggle took place on an all-India scale. It brings the Satyagraha against the Rowlatt Act, engraved in national memory by the slaughter at Jallianwala Bagh. The work ends with August 1947 when India finally attained independence. The volume stresses the importance of the ideological factor, seen in the growth of communalism that ultimately led to the Partition of the country along with independence.

About the Author

Irfan Habib is Professor Emeritus of History at the Aligarh Muslim University. He has co-edited The Cambridge Economic History of India, Vol. I, UNESCO’s History of Humanity, Vols. 4 and 5, and UNESCO’s History of Central Asia, Vol. 5. He is the General Editor of the People’s History of India series. He has published two monographs on modern Indian economic history and a study of certain aspects of the National Movement.