Towards Freedom

Documents on the Movement for Independence in India 1940. Part 1.


K N Panikkar, editor, preface by Sabyasachi Bhattacharya (general editor)


Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2009
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Printing Details

First edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 28 × 21.5cm, lxvi + 708pp.

Part of the Towards Freedom series, this volume edited by K.N.Panikkar contains documents related to the year 1940. The first part systematically covers in five chapters, different aspects of the history of socio-political history of British India like political and constitutional negotiations surrounding the Second World War. The first chapter discusses the various responses to the Second World War. Chapter 2 deals with the constitutional negotiations promised/demanded in lieu of Indian support of the War. The next section examines the civil disobedience programmes and the activities of the Indian National Congress and the Left parties. The concluding two chapters deal respectively with the Individual Satyagraha movement and the communal politics.


The book itself is in very good condition. The dustwrapper has a small scratch to the rear panel and a little light wear to the edges.





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