A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab
Ruchi Ram Sahni, 1863–1948
(Hardcover)

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A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab is a richly annotated autobiography of Ruchi Ram Sahni (1863-1948) - social reformer. scientist. science educator. and. later. active participant in political affairs. A riveting account of life in nineteenth-century colonial Punjab. it covers Sahni's growing up in a Hindu business family in Dera Ismail Khan in Waziristan. and captures the social. political and intellectual ferment of the times. Sahni belonged to the first generation of Punjabis educated in English. The book recounts his confrontation with orthodox Hinduism and the ostracism he faced because of his secular and liberal Brahmo Samaj values. A close confidante of Dyal Singh Majithia. founder of The Tribune. he was for nearly thirty years a trustee of and contributor to this influential newspaper. Sahni also describes the discrimination practised by Europeans against Punjabis and his responses to maintain his self-respect. His close association with Motilal Nehru. Lala Lajpat Rai. Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. and other freedom fighters provides a behind-the-scenes record of the early phase of India's freedom struggle. About the Author Neera BurraA sociologist. is a great granddaughter of Ruchi Ram Sahni. Her previous publications include Born Unfree : Child Labour. Education and the State in India (with Myron Weiner and Asha Bajpai. in 2006) and Born to Work: Child Labour in India (Oxford University Press. 1995). She is now an amateur historian of the Punjab.

A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab is a richly annotated autobiography of Ruchi Ram Sahni (1863–1948)—social reformer, scientist, science educator, and, later, active participant in political affairs. A riveting account of life in nineteenth-century colonial Punjab, it covers Sahni’s growing up in a Hindu business family in Dera Ismail Khan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, and captures the social, political and intellectual ferment of the times.

Sahni belonged to the first generation of Punjabis educated in English. The book recounts his confrontation with orthodox Hinduism and the ostracism he faced because of his secular and liberal Brahmo Samaj values. A close confidante of Dyal Singh Majithia, founder of The Tribune, he was for nearly thirty years a trustee of and contributor to this influential newspaper. Sahni also describes the discrimination practised by Europeans against Punjabis and his responses to maintain his self-respect. His close association with Motilal Nehru, Lala Lajpat Rai, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, and other freedom fighters provides a behind-the-scenes record of the early phase of India’s freedom struggle.

AuthorOxford Publishing House
BindingHardcover
EAN9780199474004
ISBN0199474001
Height580 mm
Length880 mm
Width130 mm
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
ModelPaper Back
MPNOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Number Of Pages426
Package Quantity3
Part NumberOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2017-06-05
PublisherOUP India
SizeA MEMOIR OF PRE-PARTITION PUNJAB
StudioOUP India
Sales Rank62256

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