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Author Singh, Neerja, author

Title Patel, Prasad and Rajaji : myth of the Indian Right / Neerja Singh
Published New Delhi, India : SAGE, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Sage series in modern Indian history ; XVII
Sage series in modern Indian history ; 17
Contents Crisis of paradigm : historicity of the concept of "Right" -- Social vision of the Congress "Right" -- The Congress "Right" and the communal question -- Economic and political ideology of the Congress "Right" -- Strategic issues -- The Congress "Right" : the princes and the state peoples' movement
Summary "Delineating the differing ideological positions held by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, C. Rajagopalachari and Dr. Rajendra Prasad on the one hand and of their Leftist/Socialist detractors and opponents on the other, this book questions the validity of blanket branding based on Eurocentric categories without regard to the Indian context. It establishes that these three Gandhian leaders did not represent conservative or reactionary forces. They, in fact, practiced and promoted progressive ideas in their vision of socio-economic reconstruction of the country. Being anti-imperialist to the core, they stood for democratic and secular ideals promoting communal harmony effectively. This study attempts to relook at the categorization of 'Right' and 'Left' in our national politics and establishes the fact that 'history is not to be studied through the prism of politics.' It is as much a book for the scholars and researchers as it is for anyone interested in Indian politics"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Influence.
Patel, Vallabhbhai, 1875-1950 -- Political and social views.
Prasad, Rajendra, 1884-1963 -- Political and social views.
Rajagopalachari, C. (Chakravarti), 1878-1972 -- Political and social views.
Indian National Congress -- History.
Democracy -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Right and left (Political science) -- India -- History -- 20th century.
India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947.
India -- Politics and government -- 1947-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9351502651
935150266X (electronic bk)
9789351502661 (electronic bk)