Communalism In Bengal : From Famine To Noakhali, 1943 - 47

Communalism In Bengal : From Famine To Noakhali, 1943 - 47

by Rakesh Batabyal

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jacket condition:; edition:; This book explores the ascent and trajectory of communal ideology in pre-Partition Bengal-from the famine of 1943 to the Noakhali riots of 1946-47. The first major work to analyse communalism as an ideology located in a concrete historical plane, this book argues that the period after 1943 witnessed a clash between nationalism and communalism, where communal ideologies embarked on a new phase, determined to replace nationalism.

Among the distinguishing features of this important study are that it:
- Critically evaluates the historiography of communalism in India
- Relates the occurrence of the Bengal famine of 1943 to the agendas and activities of the major political parties of that region-the Muslim League, the Hindu Mahasabha, the Congress and the Communist Party of India
- Examines in detail the Calcutta riots of 1946 and the role of both the colonial authorities and the Premier of the province, H S Suhrawardy, in the violence
- Presents an entirely fresh perspective on the reasons behind the Noakhali riots with the help of an array of new sources, both primary and secondary
- Analyses Gandhi`s visit to Noakhali, presenting him as resolute and prepared to embark on an ideological fight against communalism.;

ISBN:
9780761933359
Category:
Category Not Specified
Language:
English
Format:
Paperback
Year of Publication:
-
Publisher:
SAGE India
Condition:
Brand New
Pages:
-
Tags:
History, Communalism, Bengal