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Vocalizing Silence: Political Protests in Orissa, 1930-42

 
Aditya Mukherjee (Editor) Mridula Mukherjee (Editor) Bipan Chandra (Editor) Chandi Prasad Nanda (Author)
Synopsis This book is a detailed study of the different facets of the Indian National Movement in Orissa during the phase between the Civil Disobedience Movement and the Quit India Movement. It documents the role of different social groups during that period along with the social reach of these movements. It gives considerable weightage to the study of peasants and tribals and their relationship with the nationalist politics. Vocalizing Silence: Political Protests in Orissa, 1930-42 taps a large chunk of unexplored archival and non-archival sources within a distinct historiographic framework. The book looks at both the mass movement and non-mass movement phases of the struggle in Orissa, and analyzes the strategies that build a mass antimperialist struggle. It also discusses the role of the left forces within the Congress-led movements and the ideological shifts that took place, keeping the hegemonic nature of the Indian freedom struggle in perspective. This book can serve both as a textbook and supplementary reading for students and researchers studying history, especially Orissa's history, sociology and political science, besides being immensely useful to professionals like NGO activists, social scientists and media activists engaged in the understanding of the colonial socio-political structure.
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About the authors

Aditya Mukherjee

Aditya Mukherjee is Professor of Contemporary Indian History at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU and Director of the Academic Staff College of the University.

Bipan Chandra

Bipan Chandra born and brought up in kangra, Himachal Pradesh, studied at Forman Christian College, Lahore, and Stanford University, U.S.A. He is at present Professor Emeritus at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and National research professor. He has been UGC National Lecturer, a Visiting professor at El Colegio de Mexico, member of the university Grants Commission and president of the Indian History Congress. His other Publications include The Rise and growth of economic nationalism in India, nationalism and Colonialism in Modern India, Modern India, Communalism in Modern India, Ideology and Politics in Modern India, essays on Contemporary India, Essays on Indian nationalism, Epic Struggle, essays on Colonialism and In the name of democracy: J P Movement and the Emergency. He has edited Indian left: critical Appraisals and Ranade's economic Writings and co-authored freedom Struggle, India's Struggle for Independence and Indian After Independence 1947-2000.

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Chandi Prasad Nanda

Chandi Prasad Nanda is currently Reader, Academic Staff College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. 

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Bibliographic information

Title Vocalizing Silence: Political Protests in Orissa, 1930-42
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178297811
length xx+416p.