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Defying Death

Struggles against Imperialism and Feudalism

Maya Gupta, Amit Kumar Gupta

August 2020

5.5 x 8.5 inches

(viii+284) 292 pages

ISBN : 978-81-941260-0-3

INR 695
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Although often neglected and underplayed in mainstream history, armed resistance to British imperialism is a significant part of India’s epic struggle for freedom. The essays in this volume, written over several years, document various episodes of resistance highlighting the role of freedom fighters who inspired generations of Indians by their sacrifices. They discuss the Vellore Mutiny, the Chittagong Uprising, the Non-Cooperation Movement and the militants of Bengal, Gandhi’s attitude to the execution of Bhagat Singh, the Telangana and Kakdwip uprisings, among others. The essays also underline the fact that the fight against colonial oppression and exploitation was inextricably linked to the struggle against feudalism.

Amit Kumar Gupta

Amit Kumar Gupta has been researching and writing on issues of modern Indian history for several years now. His publications include North-West Frontier Province Legislature and the Freedom Struggle 1932–47 (1976), Between a Tory and a Liberal: Bombay under Sir James Fergusson 1880–85 (1978), and The Agrarian Drama: The Leftists and the Rural Poor in India 1934–51(1996).

Maya Gupta

Maya Gupta is the author of Lord William Bentinck in Madras and the Vellore Mutiny 1803–07 (1987), and has contributed numerous essays to journals and collection of articles.