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An Advanced History of Modern India

Sailendra Nath Sen (Author)
An Advanced History of Modern India has been designed for undergraduate students as well as those preparing for civil services examinations at both central and state levels. It is a daunting task to write a book of this kind when dynamic changes have occurred in the last three decades in the historiography of modern India, including Subaltern Studies by reputed scholars both in India and abroad. An attempt has been made to weave the known facts of history with the unknown, fostering a spirit of enquiry among modern generations. Apart from political history, due emphasis has been laid on socio-economic changes, administrative innovations, cultural ferments and trials and tribulations of the nationalist movements. The author has not ignored the post-independence era that led to the emergence of a new India vibrant with a new lease of life.

The book is adequately with maps. A detailed chronology, biographical notes of distinguished personalities, list of Congress sessions including names of Presidents, Prime Ministers, Presidents and Vice-Presidents of independent India and an exhaustive list of bibliography is also included.
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About the author

Sailendra Nath Sen

Professor Sailendra Nath Sen, engaged in research and teaching for about six decades, has been awarded D.Phil (1958) and D.Litt (1970) degrees from the University of Calcutta for his research work on the history of the Marathas. His pioneering works on the history of the Marathas – Anglo-Maratha Relations During the Administration of Warren Hastings, 1772-1785 (1961) and Anglo-Maratha Relations, His magnum opus – two-volume study of Eclipse of the Maratha Empire, 1796-1818 and Chandernagore: 1785-1796 (1974), have won the unstinted admiration of C.C.Davies, Percival Spear and R.P Patwardhan. From Bondage to Freedom (1900-1955) – await publication.
Professor Sen has a long stint in writing textbooks like Ancient Indian History and Civilization (2nd Edition, 1999 with two reprints) History of the Freedom Movement in India (4th Edition, 2009), Europe and the World, 1789-1945 (1998) and A Textbook of Indian History and Culture (2007). He is now engaged in a research project entitled Universal History.

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Bibliographic information

Title An Advanced History of Modern India
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9780230328853
length 432p., Bibliography; Index; 24cm.
Subjects History