Bipan Chandra, recipient of the Padma Bhushan, was born in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. He was educated at Forman Christian College, Lahore and at Stanford University, California. He was Professor of Modern History at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, where he is currently Professor Emeritus. He was honoured as National Professor and was also the Chairperson of the National Book Trust. Professor Chandra has authored several books on nationalism, colonialism and communalism in modern India.
The definitive book on the Indian struggle for freedom by some of the most authoritative historians of modern India by best-selling author Bipin Chandra. Over 3,50,000 copies sold.
"Indispensable for students and for all those who want to know our past in order to understand the present" - Indian Express
India's Struggle for Independence is the first and most reliable study of India's epic struggle for freedom. This classic work begins with the abortive revolt against the British in 1857 and culminates in Indian Independence in 1947. Based on years of research as well as personal interviews with hundreds of freedom fighters, it presents a lucid and enduring view of the history of the period.