This publication (in 2 volumes) is not only a short history of the Indian National Congress but to a considerable extent the history of the Indian people. These volumes give us a glimpse of how the Congress, over the past 125 years, traversed the path of Indian nation-building through extremely difficult challenges, both external and internal. This glorious history should serve as a guide and an anchor in helping the country negotiate future challenges.
Bhashyam Kasturi works at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library located in New Delhi, India. Sucheta Mahajan is chairperson of the Centre for Historical Studies at the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, located in New Delhi. Aditya Mukherjee is a professor of contemporary Indian history at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Mridula Mukherjee is director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi. Pranab Mukherjee is India's finance minister and among the senior most leaders of the Congress Party. Rizwan Qaiser is a reader in the department of history of the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. Anand Sharma served as the convenor of the editorial board for this publication and is union minister of commerce and industry for the government of India.