Calcutta: Renaissance Publishers, 1946. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Impression.. [iv], xxxii,[ii]. 255pp, Preface by the author, Foreword by Philip Spratt. 19cm. A book about M.N. Roy's vision of the "revolution of our time" and a new orientation of the Socialist movement as exemplified in the working of his Radical Democratic Party. Manabendra Nath Roy, born Narendranath Bhattacharya (1887-1954), early in life an important Communist and Comintern revolutionary activist, later became one of India's principal political philosophers and activists founding the Radical Democratic Party in 1940, the Renaissance Institute in Dehra Dun and the Radical Humanist periodical. Philip Spratt came to India from Britain in 1926 as a Communist, was one of the accused in the Meerut Conspiracy Case, and later joined Roy's Radical Democratic Party after renouncing Communism. Scarce..
Bombay: Popular Book Depot, 1960. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. xii, 149pp, bibliography, index. 8vo/22cm. Original blue cloth, light wear and spotting, small scrapes bottom edge of boards, dj light rubbing and soil, ca.3" closed tear top of front panel otherwise Very Good. Written as a supplement to the author's earlier study, "Social Background of Indian Nationalism." concentrating on the World War II and Post-war periods..
Bombay: Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, 1934. Book. Good. Soft cover. First Edition. [iii], 121pp., chapter headings: Trial of the Parliamentary Method, 1885-1904; Success of Constitutional Agitation, 1904-1916; Failure of Mass Action, 1916-1934. 12mo/18.5cm. Printed wrappers, spotted and edgeworn, spine ends chipped, several illegible names on back panel, pencil underlining first nine pages, stamp of "Doaba House/Lyallpur" on front blank and title-page, otherwise clean and tight. Evolution of the Indian National Congress through its several stages of growth and an attempt to evaluate without bias the contributions of leaders such as Hume, Gokhale, Tilak and Gandhi to national progress. Frederick Marion De Mello (1907- ) was also the author of Problems of Rural Reconstruction in India (1934)..
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xiii, 319pp, 5 tables, 2 maps, bibliography, index. 8vo/22cm. Green cloth silver, light wear, in edgeworn and lightly soiled dj, signature of previous owner (Morris Dembo, then 2nd Secretary, U.S. Embassy, Karachi) on ffep, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. A study based on research in 1953 and 1954 for the Center of International Studies, Princeton University. Myron Weiner (1931-1999) later became Chairman of the Political Science Department at MIT and was an international authority on political change in developing countries, with a special interest in India..
Bombay: People's Publishing House, 1952. Book. Good. Hardcover. [iii], 75, [i]pp. Printed wrappers, spotted with edgewear, internally slightly browned toward edges, otherwise clean and tight. A trenchant analysis by a left-wing journalist of the recent merger of the Indian Socialist Party and the Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party founded by ex-Congress President Acharya Kripalani. Edatata Narayanan (1891-1959) was sometimes referred to as "the doyen" of Indian journalism..
Calcutta: Firma K.L. Mukhopadhyay, 1963. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, 285pp, 3 tables. 8vo/22cm. Grey cloth, light wear, in slightly edgeworn dj with 2 stains on front panel, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. Eight essays by the author all of which were published previously in Western academic journals. Because they were not generally available to Indian audiences, this edition was made possible. Primarily concerned with political change in India. Myron Weiner (1931-1999) later became Chairman of the Political Science Department at MIT and was an international authority on political change in developing countries, with a special interest in India..