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Description - Communism and Nationalism in Colonial India, 1939-45 by D. N. Gupta

Communism and Nationalism in Colonial India, 1939-45 is an incisive and original contribution to our understanding of the Communist Party of India`s approach towards the Indian national movement and British colonialism from 1939 to 1945. Based on extensive use of archival material, private papers and rare documents, the book is a critique of both the official CPI line as well as its detractors` opinions about the Party`s role in the said period. It analyses in detail both points of view with regard to why the CPI failed to expose what it termed as the `betrayal` of the `bourgeois nationalist` leadership and why it was not able to establish its `hegemony` over the Indian freedom struggle-to transform the bourgeois democratic revolution into a socialist revolution. This book can be used both as a textbook as well as a supplementary reading material by students, researchers and academicians working in the fields of Political Science, Economics, Sociology and History. It is an invaluable resource for all those interested in the study of the inter-play of communist, nationalist and imperialist forces during the Second World War, including political parties and civil society organizations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761936367
ISBN-10: 076193636X
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 139mm x mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 9-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - D. N. Gupta

D.N. Gupta is Reader in the Department of History, Hindu College, University of Delhi. He is an alumnus of the Hindu College and joined his alma mater as Lecturer in 1969. He has served as a visiting faculty at Sherubtse College Bhutan under the Colombo Plan (1990-92) and as the Treasurer of the Indian History Congress (1992-94). Dr Gupta has edited four books: Bhagat Singh Select Speeches and Writings, R.C. Dutt's Open Letters to Lord Curzon & Other Speeches and Papers, Changing Modes of Production in India and Minorities and Human Rights in India. He has also co-edited two volumes of Human Rights: Acts, Statutes and Constitutional Provisions.