Item Code: IDH154
by D.A. LowPaperback (Edition: 2004)
Oxford University Paperbacks
Size: 8.3" X 5.3"
Pages: 528(Maps: 11)
This volume studies the less-eulogized facets of the anti-imperialist movement. D.A. Low, the editor of this volume, was the founder of the Canberra-Sussex school that initiated the transition from elite to popular historiography. The Foreword narrates an interesting anecdotal history of the historiography of Congress and the Raj and the resultant intellectual debate that raged at the time.
The contributors include leading scholars: Ravinder Kumar, Brian Stoddart, Judith Brown, Gyanendra Pandey, James manor, D.E.U. Baker, and Robin Jeffrey among other. Their chapters cover Congress politics in Bombay, coastal Andhra Pradesh, the United Provinces, Central Provinces, Berar, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, and Rohilkhand besides looking at the civil disobedience movement led by Gandhi, the peasant agitations in Gujarat, and Gandhian politics in Mysore.
About the Author
This classic study of the national movement and popular politics in modern India focuses on the less know facets of the struggle at the village, region and provincial levels. In his introduction, Low highlights the transition from elite to popular historiography by dwelling on the ability of the Congress to win over peasant communities which ironically the British had enfranchised. A Foreword by historian Rajat Kanta Ray both situates the
This valuable collection will be useful to those interested in the history of nationalism and imperialism as well as the origins of post-Independence politics in India. It will also appeal to scholars and students of history,
D.A. Low is Emeritus Smuts Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth in the University of Cambridge. He was formerly Vice-Chancellor of Australian National University, Director of the ANU's Research School of Pacific Studies, and founding Dean of the School of
'This volume showed the strengths of local research and the importance
'The book is a valuable addition to the historiography of modern India.'
'The articles Yield a mine of information to new research workers.'
'Congress and the Raj brings the work of a number of scholars to bear on the three decades during which the British government faced an overt and sustained challenge to the legitimacy of its very presence in India.'
|List of maps||xiv|
|Introduction: the climactic years 1917-47 D.A. Low||I|
|1||The crisis of the lesser Patidars: peasant agitations in Kheda District, Gujarat, 1917-34||47|
|2||From Swaraj to Purna Swaraj: nationalist politics in the city of Bombay, 1920-32||77|
|3||The structure of Congress politics in coastal Andhra, 1925-37||109|
|4||The role of a national leader: Gandhi, Congress and civil disobedience, 1929-34||133|
|5||Civil martial law: the Government of India and the civil disobedience movements, 1930-34||165|
|6||A rural base for Congress: the United Provinces, 1920-40||199|
|7||The changing leadership of the Congress in the Central Provinces and Berar, 1919-39||225|
|8||The politics of coalescence: the Congress in Tamilnad 1930-37||259|
|9||Unity on trial: Congress in Bihar, 1929-39|
|10||Kisan populism and revolution in rural India : the 1942 disturbances in Bihar and east United Provinces||315|
|11||Co-operation or confrontation? War and Congress Politics 1939-42||349|
|12||The problem of freedom with unity: London's Congress politics 1917-47||375|
|13||Gandhian politics and the challenge to princely authority in Mysore, 1936-47||405|
|14||A sanctified label-'Congress' in Travancore politics, 1938-48||435|
|15||From one Raj to another: Congress politics in Rohilkhand, 1930-50||473|