This booklet explores the meanings and complexities of India’s adventure of transition from colonial to the post-colonial interval. It makes a speciality of the 1st 5 years – from independence on fifteenth August 1947 to the 1st common election in January 1952 – within the politics of West Bengal, the hot Indian province that was once created as a result Partition.
The writer, a consultant at the background of recent India, discusses what freedom really intended to numerous participants, groups and political events, how they replied to it, how they prolonged its which means and the way of their anxiousness to confront the realities of unfastened India, they started to invent new enemies in their newly obtained freedom. through emphasising the representations of well known mentality instead of the institutional alterations introduced in by means of the method of decolonization, he attracts cognizance to different matters and anxieties that have been on the topic of the issues of coming to phrases with the newly accomplished freedom and the accountability of devising autonomous ideas of governance that might swimsuit the ancient wishes of a pluralist kingdom.
Decolonization in South Asia analyses the transitional politics of West Bengal in mild of contemporary advancements in postcolonial idea on nationalism, treating the ‘nation’ as an area for contestation, instead of a traditional breeding flooring for homogeneity within the complicated political state of affairs of post-independence India. it's going to attract lecturers drawn to political technological know-how, sociology, social anthropology and cultural and Asian studies.
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