About the Book
This is a path breaking work on the political life and times of Bhagat Singh and his associates, and the organisation of which they were a part- the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) and the Naujawan Bharat Sabha. It highlights many hitherto neglected aspects of the evolution of Bhagat Singh as a National Hero, including the definite shift towards socialism in his outlook. This is also among the best works on the revolutionary nationalists and their role in India’s freedom movement. Documents and short writings crucial to understanding the essential core of their ideology and programme are included as appendices. That is that rare book of history that scholars and the general reader alike could enjoy and appreciate, and which knows students of modern South Asian History can do without. Above all, it describes incredibly well those momentous decades of the 1920s and early 30s when the left-radical agenda came to occupy a huge space on the Subcontinent.
About the Author
Dr. S. Irfan Habib is Professor, Maulana Azad Chair, National University of Educational Planning and administration (NUEPA). He has researched in the area of history of science, and issues in science, society and education. His books include Domesticating Modern Science (co-authored with Dhruv Raina). He has also co-edited with Dhruv Raina Situating the History of Science: Dialogues with Joseph Needham and A Social History of Science in Colonial India.