First published as India After Independence, – in Viking by Penguin This revised edition published as India Since Independence by Penguin Books. INDIA SINCE INDEPENDENCE BY BIPIN CHANDRA. India Since Independence By Bipan Chandra Online. Book Details: Language: English Published Original Language Unknown, Isbn: , Edition.

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The National Curriculum Framework (NCF) recommends that children's life at school must be linked to their life outside the school. This principle marks a. India after Independence by Bipan Chandra PDF Sir, please try to upload PDFs because we can't download that because it is not a PDF it is some other thing. Cambridge Core - Asian Studies - The Politics of India since Independence - by Paul R. Brass. Access. PDF; Export citation. Dedication. pp vii-viii. Access.

An excellent work from celebrated authors who authored most of the textbooks for India's academic curriculum.

It can be considered as the bible for UPSC preparations if you can stay away from the strong biases. It gives a clear picture of political, economic, social and constitutional scenario and struggles faced by the leaders in making today's India.

Informative but biased reading of history. Maybe because of all JNU writers. Heavily biased towards left of center ideology..

Feb 05, Jeeva rated it it was ok. Dull, uninspiring and lackadaisical narrative. The author's commitment to his Congress leanings are not properly substantiated and hence the bias looks too apparent and unacceptable.

A few chapters on land reforms and agriculture are well researched but the style is too dull and off putting. I am not sure how a great historian like Bipan could write such a mind numbing narrative. Please don't waste your time on this book if you want to learn Indian history post independence.

Guha is better. You Dull, uninspiring and lackadaisical narrative. You can try Kuldip Nayar too.

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The story of the forging of contemporary India, the world's largest democracy, is a rich and inspiring one. This book was recommended as one of the best books for Indian contemporary history. I too agree that this give you information about various events that shaped up Indian politics but not a holistic picture.

After going through this book, one can conclude that it is so biased towards congress and predominantly Nehru family.

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According to the author, the policies by congress government are the best and designed for development of poor then why this huge disparity between poor and rich?

He highlig This book was recommended as one of the best books for Indian contemporary history. He highlighted elegantly the failures of opposition parties but not the congress leaders one can observe this two sided face from the author's tone. I recommend this book if someone looking to know various events that shaped contemporary India but urge the reader not to frame any opinion based on this. I request the contemporary historians not to provide this biased information as it will have an impact on coming generations.

Though author clearly tries to sideline from those policies but still at time it seems that he was trying to give them justification and that too vaguely absurd; which is surely not expected from a history book.

The author even neglects some of the prominent issues of time and barely touches them. It seems he was trying to influence our consciousness subtly and tries to prove that only a particular ideology as the most essential for overall development of a nation. It is highly recommended to read the book in case you still do with a critical mindset or be cautious else reading such a hefty book might surely influence your critical thinking due to the biased character of the book. The authors' obsession with left-leaning politics and an apparent Nehruvian bias, makes the book lose its charm.

The book has been painted in a single colour which is so different from Chandra's previous work ISFI in the series. History, after reading this book, appears like, no facts and only opinions. Although, the book was penned down some years ago, it would have been interesting to read their comments on the right-wing party coming with full majority at centre. Nevertheless, Bipan Chandra' The authors' obsession with left-leaning politics and an apparent Nehruvian bias, makes the book lose its charm.

Nevertheless, Bipan Chandra's genius remains unparalleled with his objective analysis of Modern Indian planning and economy.

The book doesn't flow like a story, like Guha's India after Gandhi, but is divided in separate phases and topics. Overall, for its size and not-so-fluid content, this book is probably, not the best one for reading the Indian history since independence.

This is an academic covering history of Independent India. Author has gone into details of foreign policy formulation, different changes in Economic scenario throughout the time period, specific details of green revolution and cooperative movement like White revolution.

Author has also covered details of wars like Indo-China , India - Pakistan. This is an authoritative work covering every detail of Indian history.

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But the problem with books lie because of its political leaning towards Congress. Author has tried to justify the emergency and devoted very few pages to emergency.

It has shied away to deal with controversy arosen during Nehru rule like Tibet problem and corruption charges while it has written a long essay on riots and onslaught on education during previous NDA rule. One must read in order to grasp the hold of Indian history. A comprehensive guide to India post , I found it more biased than the author's other work: Significant focus is on the politics involved at the center, and its struggles with the economy, poverty, land reforms, internal uprisings, communalism, bureaucracy, party politics etc It does discuss Land and Agricultural Reforms in depth but the chronology is bit messed up, and sometimes incoherent with the discussion.

At places the authors starts a statistics A comprehensive guide to India post , I found it more biased than the author's other work: At places the authors starts a statistics monologue, which in spite of being crucial to the content under discussion, is a drag after a point.

My favorite bits were the chapters on international relations, brief and crisp. A "maybe" read for CS aspirants who have enough time at hand with two additional tries from , that shouldn't be a problem! Among the positives, this is one of the few books which talks comprehensively about independent India and presents a good picture about the challenges facing a newly born country immediately after independence.

However, it is disappointing that most of the book is a collection of biased opinions without valid logic or facts. In the foreword, the author mentions that 'the riots of were the biggest challenge to Indian democracy since independence'.

There was no mention of the emergency Among the positives, this is one of the few books which talks comprehensively about independent India and presents a good picture about the challenges facing a newly born country immediately after independence.

There was no mention of the emergency or the sikh riots of in the foreword. All these take away the authenticity that is vital in a history book.

The portrayal of all the leaders as being either extremely good or outright villainous makes this book more of a propaganda material for the dynasty. Nehru is god of Indian democracy as per writer.

An extremely biased work. If you are searching for an objective history of India post- Independence, this is NOT the book you refer to. Save some chapters on Land and tenancy Reforms, there is nothing great about this book.

It is sad that such a hypocritical work is highly celebrated in academia.

I've read the newer version "India Since Independence". The same again, Congress biased. The author presented his opinion which he shouldn't do it. Like India's struggle for Independence, I don't recommend this book beyond reference.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A total Marxist interpretation,though some chapters are good.

Hides all the flaws of the first PM and justifies emergency.

Felt India after Gandhi of Guha as better and neutral source. Informative and very good read overall. But seems a little biased when it comes to defending the Nehru-Gandhi family. A comprehensive text book on post independence Indian history. Updating an incorrect book cover 4 20 Aug 30, Readers Also Enjoyed. About Bipan Chandra. Bipan Chandra. Bipan Chandra born is an Indian historian, specialising in economic and political history of modern India.

He has specialized on the national movement. He is considered an authority on Modern Indian History and is one of its most popular scholars. Source for information: Wikipedia http: Penguin http: Books by Bipan Chandra. Trivia About India Since Indep No trivia or quizzes yet.

Quotes from India After Indep That is the place which it has pleased Providence to assign to us in this struggle, and our responsibility is ended when we have done the work which belongs to that place. It will, no doubt, be given to our countrymen of future generations to serve India by their successes; we, of the present generation, must be content to serve her mainly by our failures.

For, hard though it be, out of those failures the strength will come which in the end will accomplish great tasks. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Substantial portion of the critique regarding the economic reforms in post-Independence India has been framed along what some would describe as controversial prioritizing of urban over rural India, in other words along the tension line between policies aiming at land reforms and those favouring urban and industrial development.

The question still very much present in the political contestations of today. The argument of the views contesting the focus on urban and industrial development is based on the fact that the majority of Indian population still predominantly lives in the countryside.

This positioned some authors to exercise very negative critique of Indian economic development policies and claim that India was suffering from high levels of urban bias Michael Lipton. Corbridge traces this discourse back to the Nehruvian era and the model of developmental state. In reality this left the door open for various negative trends to move in and become part of local and state politics. Contrasted to the one of s, the political platform of the s has displayed a more amicable face to the big businesses, which in the end of the decade made it possible for the private sector to begin to contribute more to economic development.

Financial stabilization of the public sector followed, as well as the positive growth trends supported by private business, so did the gradual spreading of the Green Revolution technologies and intensive investing of the government in irrigation and power supply. Rural poor sought refuge from poverty by migrating to urban areas or through securing more work and better paid wage in the countryside.

Although it has been claimed very often that the positive impact of the s reforms has out-matched the results of all the previous reforms, Corbridge together with many other scholars in fact argues that this is not the case.An extremely biased work.

Also, my respect for Guha and his superb 'India after Gandhi' keeps growing. Tim Besley and his colleagues note that the poverty-reducing effects of a given unit of GDP per capita growth in India are m uch less than in East Asia, where the distribution of landed wealth since circa has been m uch m ore even.

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