By Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
This e-book explores the meanings and complexities of India’s adventure of transition from colonial to the post-colonial interval. It specializes in the 1st 5 years – from independence on fifteenth August 1947 to the 1st basic election in January 1952 – within the politics of West Bengal, the recent Indian province that used to be created a result of Partition.
The writer, a consultant at the heritage of contemporary India, discusses what freedom really intended to varied contributors, groups and political events, how they replied to it, how they prolonged its that means and the way of their nervousness to confront the realities of loose India, they started to invent new enemies in their newly received freedom. through emphasising the representations of renowned mentality instead of the institutional alterations introduced in by way of the method of decolonization, he attracts awareness to different issues and anxieties that have been concerning the issues of coming to phrases with the newly completed freedom and the accountability of devising autonomous ideas of governance that will go well with the old wishes of a pluralist kingdom.
Decolonization in South Asia analyses the transitional politics of West Bengal in gentle of modern advancements in postcolonial conception on nationalism, treating the ‘nation’ as an area for contestation, instead of a typical breeding floor for homogeneity within the complicated political situation of post-independence India. it is going to entice teachers attracted to political technology, sociology, social anthropology and cultural and Asian studies.
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Decolonization in South Asia: Meanings of Freedom in Post-independence West Bengal, 1947–52 (Routledge Studies in South Asian History) by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay