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Revisiting Modern Indian Thought
Themes and Perspectives




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ISBN 9780367633165
August 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge India
368 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents a comprehensive account of the socio-political thought of prominent modern Indian thinkers. It offers a clear understanding of the basic concepts and their contributions on contemporary issues.

Key features:

·         Explores the nature, scope, relevance, context and theoretical approaches of modern Indian political thought and overviews its development through an in-depth study of the lives and ideas of major thinkers.

·         Examines critical themes such as nationalism, swaraj, democracy and state, liberalism, revolution, socialism, constitutionalism, secularism, satyagraha, swadeshi, nation-building, humanism, ethics in politics, democratic decentralisation, religion and politics, social transformation and emancipation, and social and gender justice under sections on liberal-reformist, moderate-Gandhian and leftist-socialist thought.

·         Brings together insightful essays on Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Dayananda Saraswati, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Pandita Ramabai, Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Jyotirao Govindrao Phule, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Dadabhai Naoroji, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, Ram Manohar Lohia, Babu Jagjivan Ram, Vinoba Bhave, Acharya Narendra Deva, Manabendra Nath Roy, and Jayaprakash Narayan. 

·         Traces different perspectives on the way India’s composite cultures, traditions and conditions influenced the evolution of their thought and legacy.

With its accessible style, this book will be useful to teachers, students and scholars of political science, modern Indian political thought, modern Indian history, and political philosophy. It will also interest those associated with exclusion studies, political sociology, sociology and South Asian studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Sudha Pai

Preface and Acknowledgements

 

Introduction

Sanjukta Banerji Bhattacharya

 

Part I: Liberal–Reformist Thought

1. Ram Mohan Roy

Anuranjita Wadhwa

2. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Sibaji Pratim Basu

3. Dayānanda Saraswati

Ankit Tomar

4. Jyotirao Govindrao Phule

Basanta Kumar Mallik

5. Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Praveen Kumar

6. Pandita Ramabai

Avneet Kaur

7. Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

Debi Chatterjee

8. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Narender Kumar

9. Jagjivan Ram

Meena Charanda

 

Part II: Moderate–Gandhian Thought

10. Dadabhai Naoroji

Radha Kumari

11. Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Abha Chauhan Khimta

12. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Ambarish Mukhopadhyay

13. Vinoba Bhave

Suratha Kumar Malik

 

Part III: Leftist–Socialist Thought

14. Manabendra Nath Roy

Aritra Majumdar

15. Narendra Deva

Satrajit Banerjee

16. Jawaharlal Nehru

Surya Narayan Misra

17. Subhas Chandra Bose

Sumit Mukerji

18. Jayaprakash Narayan

Anand Kumar and Sipra Sagarika

19. Ram Manohar Lohia

Dev Nath Pathak and Divyendu Jha

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Editor(s)

Biography

Suratha Kumar Malik is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India.

Ankit Tomar is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Lakshmibai College, University of Delhi, India.

Reviews

"A well organised textbook on Indian Political Thought, written by reputed writers. It would be of immense help for students and civil services aspirants".

Prakash Chandra Sarangi, Former Vice-Chancellor, Ravenshaw University & Former Professor of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, India

"A long-awaited, timely and useful contribution for a very wide variety of audience".

Upendra Choudhury, Professor, Department of Political Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh & Former Member Secretary and Director, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, India

"Revisiting Modern Indian Thought is an important contribution to the field of Indian Political Thought. It attempts to cover major thinkers of modern India. The work of Suratha Kumar Malik and Ankit Tomar will be immensely helpful to students, researchers and teachers as it has widely covered the revised curricula (syllabi) of different Indian universities".

Shri Prakash Singh, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

"Malik and Tomar have accomplished a truly academically rewarding endeavour by bringing together these brilliantly written assays about the political ideas of some of the greatest thinkers of modern India. A must-read for all those who may be interested in making sense of the idea of India".

Ashutosh Kumar, Lala Lajpat Rai Chair Professor of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

"This edited volume is a commendable attempt to bring out a compendium not only to providing an overview of the major political thinkers of modern India but also proclaiming to revisit the liberal-reformist, Gandhian and socialist traditions of modern Indian thought. It is undoubtedly a readable and appreciable book of its kind".

Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari (Bihar) & General Secretary and Treasurer, Indian Political Science Association (IPSA), India