1st Edition

The Autobiography of a Revolutionary in British India

ISBN 9781138552562
Published July 24, 2017 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

This is a fascinating autobiography set before the partition of the subcontinent. Kali Prasad Ghosh belonged to a zamindar or landed family in Bengal. He joined the Congress movement and later, in the 1920s, became more radical. He was brought up as an intellectual but, in the end, his interest shifted to making bombs intended to blow up British property. The narrative if that of a man looking back and trying to understand his own coming to political awareness in the 1920s and 30s.
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Table of Contents

In the Village

1. My Parents 2. My Early Life 3. Political Infancy 4. A Revolutionary in the Making 5. Lessons in Feudalism 6. Look Beyond the Village 7. Congress Comes to the Village 8. The End of Non-Co-operation

In the City

9. Calcutta: Personal Adjustments 10. The Wind Blows Left 11. Annual Conference 12. The Year of Grace 13. Gathering Clouds 14. Crisis 15. Absconders

In Captivity

16. Police Hospitality 17. A Year in Prison 18. Farewell to India

In England

19. Re-evaluation

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Kali Prasad Ghosh

Gunnel Cederlof is Professor of History at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden.

Janken Mrydal is Professor of Agrarian History at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden.