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India's Freedom Struggle 1857-1947: A Short History

Peter Heehs


This book recounts the story of the Indian freedom struggle from the Great Revolt of 1857 and the attainment of independence in 1947. While mentioning most of the principal actors and events, the volume focuses more on the aims and development of Indian independence rather than on personalities and ideologies. The book covers the decline of the Mughal empire, establishment of British rule, the Revolt of 1857, the birth of modern India, the rise of nationalism, reform movement, the revolutionary activities, rise of extremists and moderates, the era of Mahatma Gandhi, the impact of world events, ... More

Keywords: India, freedom struggle, British rule, Revolt of 1857, Indian independence, Mahatma Gandhi, Pakistan, reform movement, revolutionary activities, extremists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780195627985
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195627985.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Heehs, author
Aurobindo Ashram Archives, Pondicherry