Contents: Vol. 1. Era of 1857 Revolt : The 1857 War of Independence: Preface. 1. 1857 - The war of independence. 2. The charter of the East India Company. 3. The revolt in the Indian Army. 4. The capture of Delhi. 5. The revolt in whole India. 6. From the Marx-Engels correspondence. 7. Consequences of Indian independence movement. 8. Freedom fighters of India. 9. Communism and nationalism in India: the problematic heritage. 10. A prolonged period of army uprising. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 2. Era of 1857 Revolt : Sepoy Mutiny: Preface. 1. The story of the storm - 1857. 2. The truth about the Indian mutiny of 1857. 3. India's first war of independence. 4. The sepoy mutiny. 5. Capture of the capital. 6. The revolutionary upheaval of 1857. 7. Building up to the Quit India movement. 8. The two-nation theory and partition: a historical overview. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 3. Era of 1857 Revolt : Muslims and 1857 War of Independence: Preface. 1. Historical Sikh events. 2. The first Indian revolt. 3. An account of the Indian mutiny at Meerut. 4. Some aspects of the 1857 rebellion in Bihar. 5. A brief political and military analysis. 6. Lesser known heroes of India's first war of independence (1857). 7. Muslims and 1857 war of independence. 8. Role of Muslim women in freedom movement. 9. A western view in a nutshell. 10. The focal point of the mutiny. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 4. Birth of Indian National Congress : Establishment of Indian National Congress: Preface. 1. History of the Indian National Congress. 2. The formation of the Indian National Congress. 3. Gandhi and the Indian National Congress. 4. The birth of a movement. 5. Looking back at the battle of freedom. 6. Gandhian march to portals of freedom. 7. India's struggle for freedom: role of associated movements. 8. Some prominent martyrs of India's freedom struggle. 9. Women and India's independence movement. 10. Role of press. 11. Congress and colonial struggles. 12. Congress presidents and their role. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 5. Birth of Indian National Congress : Establishment of Indian National Congress: Preface. 1. The Congress and the freedom movement. 2. Plans of freedom. 3. The dawn of freedom. 4. Simon Commission and Congress. 5. Dr. Ambedkar with the Simon Commission. 6. Lucknow pact. 7. Provincial government in relation to the Government of India. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 6. Moderate Phase : Mahadeo Gobind Ranade and Dadabhai Nauroji: Preface. 1. Mahadev Govind Ranade. 2. Perceptions of the Indian social structure by the nationalists and social reformers. 3. Autonomy and comparability: notes on the anticolonial and the postcolonial. 4. The transformation of Marathi literary sensibility 1820-1920. 5. Dr. Dadabhai Nauroji. 6. Nauroji's inspiration for struggling. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 7. Moderate Phase : Surendra Nath Banerjee and W.C. Banerjee: Preface. 1. Surendranath Banerjee. 2. Early awakener of Indian political consciousness. 3. The 'Nationalist Movement': the legacy of the nineteenth century. 4. Other works of Surendranath Banerjee. 5. Issues in municipal constitution-making. 6. The liberal tradition in India. 7. Revolutionary terrorism. 8. W.C. Banerjee. 9. Rabindra Nath Tagore. 10. Politics and nationalism. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 8. Extremist Phase : Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal: 1. Introduction. 2. Bipin Chandra Pal and role of press in struggle. 3. The partition of Bengal. 4. Bipin Chandra Pal and his extremist movements. 5. Bal Gangadhar Tilak. 6. Tilak and freedom movement. 7. Educational and political thoughts of Tilak. 8. Tilak the pioneer of national freedom. 9. Lokmanya Tilak: the propounder. 10. Tilak's views on the existing government of the country. 11. Awakening masses through the editorials of Kesari. 12. Lokmanya Tilak an eminent indologist. 13. Lokmanya Tilak and Maratha history. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 9. Extremist Phase : Lala Lajpat Rai and Subhash Chandra Bose: Preface. 1. Lala Lajpat Rai. 2. Lajpat Rai's political views and works. 3. Bose and India's independence struggle. 4. Bose's vision for India. 5. Political views of Netaji. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 10. Revolutionary Phase : Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad: Preface. 1. Chandra Shekhar Azad. 2. The Kakori conspiracy. 3. Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. 4. Bhagat Singh and his revolutionary movements. 5. Abiding the relevance. 6. An unforgettable revolutionary. 7. Thoughts and political vision of Bhagat Singh. 8. Bhagat Singh and the Ghadar movement. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 11. Revolutionary Phase : Lala Hardyal, Ajit Singh, Ramprasad Bismil and Ras Bihari Bose: Preface. 1. Lala Har Dayal. 2. Ajit Singh. 3. Madam Rustom Bhikaiji Cama. 4. Ram Prasad Bismil. 5. Rash Behari Bose. 6. Savarkar. 7. Savarkar's revolutionary writings. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 12. Gandhi Era : Mahatma Gandhi: The Great Architect of India: Preface. 1. Gandhi in South Africa (1895). 2. Gandhi's principles. 3. Gandhi's views on Satyagraha. 4. The Gandhian generation. 5. The gospel of truth. 6. The gospel of faith. 7. Gandhi's view on economy. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 13. Gandhi Era : Mahatma Gandhi and National Movement: Preface. 1. The British India. 2. Indian independence movement. 3. Indian freedom struggle. 4. The Quit India movement. 5. Key landmarks in the Indian freedom struggle. 6. Pressures of Loyalism during British Rule. 7. Modern India: effects of mutiny. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 14. Gandhi Era : Jawahar Lal Nehru and Sardar Patel: Preface. 1. Jawaharlal Nehru. 2. A tryst with destiny. 3. Pandit Nehru and the unity of the oppressed people of South Africa. 4. Nehru's role in the freedom movement of India. 5. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. 6. Patel as Gandhiji's disciple. 7. Sardar Patel as member of constituent assembly. 8. The Indian dominion. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 15. The Architects of Indian Constitution : Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad: Preface. 1. Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar. 2. Dr. Ambedkar: a thorough democrat. 3. Dr. Ambedkar's political career. 4. Dr. Rajendra Prasad. 5. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. 6. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad: a revolutionary journalist. 7. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad--movement for India's freedom. 8. Maulana Azad's comment on Gandhi. 9. Role of Azad on communal issue. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 16. Leaders of Underground Movement : Jay Prakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia: Preface. 1. Jayaprakash Narayan. 2. Jayaprakash Narayan: keeper of India's conscience. 3. Ram Manohar Lohia. 4. Raja Ram Mohan Roy : the father of modern India. 5. Language policy of the British Raj. 6. Mohan Roy and the rebellion of 1857. 7. Roy and Bengal renaissance. 8. Mohan Roy and Indian writing in English. 9. Brahmo Samaj. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 17. Radical Humanist and Hindu Political Thinkers : M.N. Roy, K.V. Hedgewar and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee: Preface. 1. M.N. Roy. 2. M.N. Roy's political writings. 3. K.B. Hedgewar. 4. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 18. Swarajists and Women Freedom Fighters : Motilal Nehru, C. Das, Sri Aurobindo, Annie Besant, Sarojini Naidu, Vijya L. Pandit and Allama Iqbal: Preface. 1. Motilal Nehru. 2. Deshbandhu Chitranjan Das. 3. The relevance of Aurobindo: early political life and teachings. 4. Annie Besant. 5. Sarojini Naidu. 6. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. 7. Allama Iqbal. 9. Dinesh Chandra Gupta. 9. Mangal Pandey. Bibliography. Index.
Vol. 19. Muslims and Other Freedom Fighters : C. Rajgopalachari, M.M. Malviya, Dr. Zakir Hussain, Abdul Gaffar Khan, Syed Ahmed Khan, R.K. Kidwai and M.A. Ansari: Preface. 1. C. Rajgopalachari. 2. Madan Mohan Malviya. 3. Pherozeshah Mehta. 4. Lal Bahadur Shastri. 5. K.M. Munshi. 6. Tej Bahadur Sapru. 7. Narendra Deva. 8. Vinoba Bhave. 9. Dr. Zakir Hussain. 10. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. 11. Syed Ahmed Khan. 12. Rafi Ahmed Kidwai. 13. M.A. Ansari. 14. E.M.S. Namboodripad. Bibliography. Index.
"India's struggle for independence was against British colonialism. Briefly speaking, India's struggle for freedom started even before A.O. Hume founded Indian National Congress. As early as in nineties of 18 century Raja Ram Mohan Roy came to the forefront. Before the establishment of Indian National Congress Surendra Nath Banerjea and others had set the ball rolling though not with great momentum. It was, however, in 1885 A.D. that Hume founded Indian National Congress which subsequently became one of the most leading organisations of country's national struggle. Outside Indian National Congress also there were individuals and organisations which were struggling for arousing nationalism among the people of India.
This encyclopaedia presents comprehensive treatment about Indian war of independence since 1857 to 1947 in an eloquent way. In March 1857, Mangal Pandey, a soldier of 34 native infantry attacked the British sergeant which is said to be the first war of independence against British rule. Subsequently nation produced many important freedom fighters and thinkers of great repute. All of them, whether liberals or extremists or revolutionaries wanted that India should be a prosperous nation and win a respectable place and position in the family of nations. It covers the revolt of 1857 and the view points and the way of struggle of almost all our great freedom fighters in a broader perspective. The objective behind presenting the volumes is a deliberate attempt to pour history of Indian war of independence in a systematic and accumulative form at one time." (jacket)