Towards Freedom: Documents on the movement for Independence in India 1947, Part 1 by Sucheta Mahajan

Towards Freedom: Documents on the movement for Independence in India 1947, Part 1

EditorSucheta Mahajan, Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

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Part of the Towards Freedom series, this volume brings together primary sources and archival documents for the period 1 January 1947 to 2 June 1947. Part I consists of two sections. These two sections together discuss Constituent Assembly, interim government, various political alternatives anddevelopments, the civil disobedience movements organized by Muslim League in various parts of the country. It also examines communalism in provinces, the demand for partition in Punjab and Bengal as well as the role of the last viceroy, volunteer organizations and the problem of refugees andminority groups. The introduction by Sucheta Mahajan situates the movements in the historical context and underlines their importance in the politics of the year 1947. This book will interest scholars, teachers, and students of modern Indian history, particularly those interested in the Indian national movement.

About The Author

Sucheta Mahajan is Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya is Former Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research.

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Title:Towards Freedom: Documents on the movement for Independence in India 1947, Part 1Format:HardcoverDimensions:1288 pagesPublished:October 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198083971

ISBN - 13:9780198083979

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Table of Contents

Calendar of DocumentsGeneral Editor's PrefaceVolume Editor's IntroductionSection I: January 1947 to 22 March 19471. Constituent Assembly2. Political Developments in Early 19473. Functioning of the Interim Government4. The Last Viceroy5. Statement of 20 February 1947 and its Aftermath6. Communalism: General7. Civil Disobedience Movements by the Muslim League8. Communalism: Provinces9. Demand for Partition10. Volunteer Organizations11. Minorities12. RefugeesSection II: 23 March 1947 to 2 June 194713. Constituent Assembly14. Interim Government15. Exploring Political Alternatives16. Making of the 3 June Plan17. Contending with Communalism18. Communalism: Provinces19. Muslim League Civil Disobedience Movement in Assam and NWFP20. Division of Punjab21. Bengal: United or Divided22. Exercising Options: Referendum in North-West Frontier Province and Sylhet23. Minority Groups and Displaced Populations24. Volunteer OrganizationsIndex