Palassi se Vibhajan tak aur Uske Baad : Adhunik Bharat ka Itihas is the second edition of the most popular textbook Palassi se Vibhajan tak : Adhunik Bharat ka Itihas published by Orient BlackSwan. This enlarged version has been also termed as the second edition of this book. 2. This is the Hindi version of the most popular English textbook From Plassey to Partition andAfterpublished by Orient BlackSwan in 2015 which has also been termed as the second edition of this book.3. The Features of the Revision are:a. A new Chapter 9 has been added. Chapter 9 titled Swatantrata aur Vibhajan ke Pashchat [After Independence and Partition] is the last chapter of this book. This chapter covers the significant development taken place in the history of modern India until 2014. This chapter talks about the problems of partition and refugees; Nehruvian State and its policy; the decline of Congress party system; the major political development in coalition era; rise of the Dalit parties like BSP; and the environment movements like Chipko, Narmada Bachao andolan etc. This chapter also covers India-US Civil Nuclear Deals [ signed in 2008]; ASEAN; BRICS; and has also included a discussion on the spectacular come back of BJP led NDA].
Sekhar Bandyopadhyaya is Professor of Asian History and Director, New Zealand India Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is also Associate Dean in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has taught at Calcutta University and Kalayani University in India. He has written several articles in various journals and authored Caste, Politics and the Raj: Bengal, 1872-1937. His book From Plassey to Partition : History of Modern India.