A Concise History of Modern India / Edition 2
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A Concise History of Modern India / Edition 2

by Barbara D. Metcalf, Thomas R. Metcalf
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521682258

ISBN-13: 9780521682251

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In a second edition of their successful Concise History of Modern India, Barbara Metcalf and Thomas Metcalf explore India's modern history afresh and update the events of the last decade. These include the takeover of Congress from the seemingly entrenched Hindu nationalist party in 2004, India's huge advances in technology and the country's new role as a major

Overview

In a second edition of their successful Concise History of Modern India, Barbara Metcalf and Thomas Metcalf explore India's modern history afresh and update the events of the last decade. These include the takeover of Congress from the seemingly entrenched Hindu nationalist party in 2004, India's huge advances in technology and the country's new role as a major player in world affairs. From the days of the Mughals, through the British Empire, and into Independence, the country has been transformed by its institutional structures. It is these institutions which have helped bring about the social, cultural and economic changes that have taken place over the last half century and paved the way for the modern success story. Despite these advances, poverty, social inequality and religious division still fester. In response to these dilemmas, the book grapples with questions of caste and religious identity, and the nature of the Indian nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521682251
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Glossary; Chronology; 1. Sultans, Mughals and pre-colonial Indian society; 2. Mughal twilight: the emergence of regional states and the East India Company; 3. The East India Company Raj, 1772-1850; 4. Revolt, the modern state and colonized subjects, 1848-1885; 5. Civil society, colonial constraints, 1885-1919; 6. The crisis of the colonial order, 1919-1939; 7. The 1940s: triumph and tragedy; 8. Congress Raj: democracy and development, 1950-1989; 9. Democratic India in the nineties: coalitions, class, community, consumers and conflict; Epilogue: a new century begins; Biographical notes; Bibliographic essay; Index.

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