From Movement To Government: The Congress in the United Provinces, 1937-42

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SAGE Publications India, Sep 11, 2003 - Social Science - 356 pages
For a long time the provincial autonomy phase of the Indian national movement was largely ignored by historians. However, it is now becoming increasingly evident that vital changes in power equations occurred during that period. Starting from this premise, Visalakshi Menon provides a detailed account of the Congress Ministry of 1937-39 in the United Provinces and explores the internal dynamics of an organization performing the dual function of a government in power and a movement spearheading the anti-imperialist struggle. She amply demonstrates that this period was not a dormant one as generally believed, and that it actually `pulsated with a new life and a new vision`.
 

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Contents

Series Editors Preface
11
List of Maps
14
List of Abbreviations
15
Acknowledgements
17
Introduction
21
Revival of the Congress Organization in the UP
34
2 The Working of the Congress Ministry
77
3 The Mushrooming of Mass Organizations
133
The UPCC 193739
231
A Return to Gandhi?
256
From Individual to All Out Satyagraha 194042
287
Conclusion
332
Glossary
337
Bibliography
339
Index
348
About the Author
364

The UP Congress Socialist Party 193739
161
The UP Kisan Sangh
193

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