Reference Material for Sardar Patel


The materials on Sardar Patel are presented below in two categories: those dealing principally with the Life and Work of Sardar and those containing Considerable coverage of Sardar's role in the Freedom Movement and in the period following India's Independence. Each of these categories is further divided into Primary and Secondary materials.

Life and Work of Sardar Patel

Primary Sources:
DurgaDas, ed. Sardar Patel™s Correspondence, 10 vols. Ahmedabad, 1971-74.
Gandhi, M.K. Letters to Sardar Patel. Ahmedabad, 1957.
Nandurkar, G.M.ed. Sardar Patel Centenary Volumes, 5 vols. Ahmedabad, 1975-8.
Nandurkar, G.M.ed. Sardar™s Letters: Post-centenary Series, 2 vols. Ahmedabad, 1980-1.
Nandurkar, G.M.ed. Sardarshri na Patro, 5 vols. Ahmedabad, 1975-8.
Nandurkar, G.M.ed. Sardarshri ke Patra, 2 vols. Ahmedabad, 1981.
Patel, Vallabhbhai. On Indian Problems. New Delhi, 1949.
Patel, Vallabhbhai. For a United India: Speeches of Sardar Patel, 1947-50. New Delhi, 1967.
Shankar, V. My Reminiscences of Sardar Patel, 2 vols. New Delhi, 1974-5.
Shankar, V. Ed. Sardar Patel, Select Correspondence, 1945-50, 2 vols. Ahmedabad, 1977.

Secondary Works:
Akkad, B.J., Sardar Vallabhbhai. Surat, 1950.
Alva, Joachim. Men and Supermen of Hindustan. Bombay, 1943.
Desai, Ishwarlal, ed. Bardoli Satyagraha. Surat, 1970.
Desai, Mahadev. The Story of Bardoli. Ahmedabad, 1957.
Dhanapala, D.B. Eminent Indians. Bombay, 1947.
Dutt, Krishnan. Sardar Patel in Bardoli Movement. Meerut, 1986.
Govinddas, Seth. Sardar Patel. Delhi, 1968 (in Hindi).
Joshi, Chhaganlal. Sardar ni Atmeeyata, Gandhinagar, 1976.
Khan, Abdul Majid. Leader by Merit: Sardar Patel and His Ideas. Lahore, 1946.
Krishna, B. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India™s Iron Man. New Delhi, 1996.
Kshirsagar, S.K. The Indomitable Sardar and the Triumph of Borsad. Vallabh Vidya Nagar, 1973.
Kulkarni, V.B. The Indian Triumvirate. Bombay, 1969.
Limaye, M. Prime Movers. New Delhi, 1985.
Mehta, Asoka. Economic Consequences of Sardar Patel. Hyderabad, 1949.
Mehta, Shirin. The Peasantry and Nationalism: The Story of the Bardoli Satyagraha. Delhi: 1984.
Panjabi, K.L. The Indomitable Sardar. Bombay, 1962.
Parikh, Narhari. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, 2 vols. Ahmedabad, 1971.
Patel, Manibehn. Borsad Satyagraha. Ahmedabad, 1972.
Patel, Manibehn, ed. Sardarshri ne Shraddhanjaliyo. Ahmedabad.
Patel, P.U. Sardar Patel. Bombay, 1964.
Patel, Raojibhai. Hind ke Sardar. Ahmedabad, 1972.
Pathak, D., and Sheth, P. Sardar Patel, From Civic to National Leadership. Ahmedabad, 1980.
Publications Division, Government of India. Sardar Patel. New Delhi, 1975.
Ravindranath, P.K., ed. Sardar Patel: A New Perspective. Bombay, 1978.
Saggi, P.D., ed. A Nation™s Homage: Life and Work of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Bombay, 1951.
Sardar Patel Jayanti Celebration Committee. Souvenir. Delhi, 1973.
Sarin, L.N. Sardar Patel. New Delhi, 1972.
Shah, Ghanshyam. ihTraditional Society and Political Mobilization. The Experience of the Bardoli Satyagraha (1920-28),ln Contributions to Indian Sociology, New Series 8, 1974.
Shah, Gunwant. The Peerless Sardar. Ahmedabad, 1984.
Shankardass, Rani D. i.Spokesman for the Peasantry: The Case of Vallabhbhai Patel and Bardoli,la Studies in History, Vol. 2, No. 1 1986.
Shankardass, Rani D. i.Patelism Sans Gandhiism: An inadequate alternative to Nehruism,le Mainstream, 9 January 1988.
Shastri, Chandrasekhar. Rashtra Nirmata Sardar Patel (Hindi) Bombay, 1963.
Shekhdiwala, J., ed. Sardar: An Anthology of Articles on Sardar Patel. Vallabh Vidya Nagar, 1976.
Singh, G.P., ed. Sardar Patel: The Working of his Mind. Delhi, 1948.
Singh, Mubarak. The Man of Few Words and Many Triumphs. Lahore, 1945.
Tahmankar, D.V. Sardar Patel. London, 1970.
Tiwari, A.R.G. Ordeal of the Leader. Vallabh Vidya Nagar, 1984.
Varma, Mukutbehari. Loh Purush Sardar Patel (Hindi). Delhi, 1970.

Works and Substantial Material on Sardar Patel

Primary Sources:
Azad, Abul Kalam. India Wins Freedom. Calcutta, 1959.
Birla, Ghanshyamdas. In the Shadow of the Mahatma. Bombay, 1968.
Campbell-Johnson, Alan. Mission with Mountbatten. London, 1972 edition.
Choudhary, Valmiki, ed. Dr. Rajendra Prasad: Correspondence and Select Documents, 11 vols. New Delhi.
Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi. New Delhi, 1969-84.
Desai, Mahadev. Day-to-day with Gandhi, Vols. 1 to 8. Varanasi.
Desai, Mahadev. The Diary of Mahadev Desai, Vol. 1. Ahmedabad, 1953.
Desai, Mahadev. Mahadevbhai ni Diary, 2 vols. Ahmedabad, 1949.
Desai, Morarji. The Story of My Life, 2 vols. New Delhi, 1974.
Dwarkadas, Kanji. Ten Years to Freedom. Bombay, 1968.
Gopal, S. Jawaharlal Nehru, 3 vols. New Delhi.
Gopal, S, ed. Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru, 15 vols. New Delhi, 1974-86.
Government of India. White Paper on Jammu and Kashmir. New Delhi, 1948.
Government of India. White Paper on Hyderabad. New Delhi, 1948.
Government of India. White Paper on Indian States. New Delhi, 1950.
Khare, N.B. Political Memoirs or Autobiography. Nagpur, 1959.
Kripalani, J.B. Fateful Year. Bombay, 1948.
Mahajan, M.C. Looking Back. Bombay, 1963.
Mahtab, H.K. Beginning of the End. Cuttack, 1972.
Mahtab, H.K. While Serving My Nation. Cuttack, 1986.
Mansergh, N. and P.T. Moon. The Transfer of Power, 12 vols. London, 1970-83.
Mishra, D.P. Living an Era, 2 vols. New Delhi, 1978.
Moraes, Frank. Witness to an Era. London, 1973.
Munshi, K.M. The End of an Era. Bombay, 1957.
Munshi, K.M. Pilgrimage to Freedom. Bombay, 1957.
Nehru, Jawaharlal. A Bunch of Old Letters. Bombay, 1960.
Pandey, B.N., ed. The Indian National Movement 1885-1947. Select Documents. London, 1979.
Patel, Raojibhai. Jeevan na Jharna, 2 vols. Ahmedabad, 1959.
Phillips, C.H. and Wainwright, M.D, eds. The Partition of India. London, 1970.
Pirzada, S.S., ed. Quaid-i-Azam™s Correspondence. Karachi, 1977.
Prasad, Rajendra. Autobiography. Bombay, 1957.
Pyarelal. Mahatma Gandhi: The Last Phase, 2 vols. Ahmedabad.
Sitaramayya, Pattabhi. Feathers and Stones. Bombay, 1946.

Secondary Works:
Abbas, K. A. Let India Fight for Freedom. Bombay, 1942.
Ali, Chaudhuri Muhammad. The Emergence of Pakistan. New York, 1967; Lahore, 1973.
Ashe, Geoffrey. Gandhi: A Study in Revolution. Bombay, 1968.
Ashton, S.R. i.Federal Negotiations with the Indian Princes 1935-1939ln, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 9, January 1981.
Brecher, Michael. Nehru. London, 1959.
Brown, Judith. Gandhi™s Rise to Power. Cambridge, 1972.
Brown, Judith. Modern India. New Delhi, 1984.
Das, Manmathnath. Partition and Independence of India. New Delhi, 1982.
Desai, Mrinalini. Manibehn Patel. Indore, 1983.
Dhanagre, D.N. i.Myth and Reality in the Bardoli Satyagraha 1928: A Study in Gandhian Politics,lc Australian Journal of Politics and History, 26, 2, 1980.
DurgaDas. India from Curzon to Nehru and After. London, 1969.
Edwardes, Michael. Nehru. London, 1971.
Gadgil, N.V. Government from Inside. Meerut, 1968.
Handa, R.L., History of the Freedom Struggle in Princely States. New Delhi, 1968.
Hodson, H.W. The Great Divide. London, 1969.
Keer, D. Mahatma Gandhi. Bombay, 1973.
Khaliquzzaman, Choudhry. Pathway to Pakistan. Lahore, 1961.
Kripalani, J.B. Gandhi: His Life and Thought. New Delhi, 1970.
Kumar, Ravinder, ed. Essays in Gandhian Politics. Oxford, 1971.
Limaye, Madhu. Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, A Historic Partnership, 4 vols. Delhi: 1989.
Lohia, Rammanohar. Guilty Men of India™s Partition. Allahabad, 1960.
Mavlankar, G.V. and Dalal, C.B. Rashtriya Chalvalma Ahmedabad Municipality No Falo. Ahmedabad:
Menon, V.P. The Story of the Integration of the Indian States. Calcutta, 1956.
Menon, V.P. The Transfer of Power in India. Calcutta, 1957.
Moore, R.J. Escape from Empire. The Attlee Government and the Indian Problem. Oxford, 1983.
Nanda, B.R, ed. The Nehrus ΠMotilal and Jawaharlal. London, 1962.
Pandey, B.N. Nehru. London, 1976
Patel, G.I. Vithalbhai Patel: Life and Times, 2 vols. Bombay, 1950.
Patel, S.H. The Congress Party and the Princely States. Bombay, 1981.
Phadnis, Urmila. Towards the Integration of Indian States, 1919-1949. London, 1968.
Prasad, Rajendra. India Divided. Bombay, 1946.
Prasad, S.N. Operation Polo: The Police Action Against Hyderabad, 1948. New Delhi, 1972.
Qureshi, I.H. The Struggle for Pakistan. Karachi, 1969.
Setalvad, M.C. Bhulabhai Desai. New Delhi, 1968.
Sharma, Hari. Princes and Paramountcy. Delhi, 1978.
Singh, A.I. The Origins of Partition of India, 1931-47. New Delhi, 1987.
Sitaramayya, Pattabhi. The History of the Congress. Allahabad, 1935.
Sitaramayya, Pattabhi. The History of the Indian National Congress, 1935-47, 2 vols. Bombay, 1947.
Tendulkar, D.G. Mahatma, 8 vols. Bombay, 1951.
Wolpert, Stanley, Jinnah of Pakistan, Oxford, 1984
Wolpert, Stanley, Nehru, Oxford, 1996
Ziegler, P. Mountbatten. London, 1985.