India and Pakistan / Edition 1

India and Pakistan / Edition 1

by Ian Talbot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340706333

ISBN-13: 9780340706336

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This first volume in the series looks at a region that is all too often viewed through the prism of European experience: India and Pakistan. Ian Talbot provides a wide-ranging study of nationalism in a non-European context, showing how the 'invention' of modern India and Pakistan drew heavily for inspiration on indigenous values.

Analyzing both the effects

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Overview

This first volume in the series looks at a region that is all too often viewed through the prism of European experience: India and Pakistan. Ian Talbot provides a wide-ranging study of nationalism in a non-European context, showing how the 'invention' of modern India and Pakistan drew heavily for inspiration on indigenous values.

Analyzing both the effects of colonial rule and the post-colonial aftermath, the book is a readable and up-to-date introduction to the major issues in the contemporary history of the sub-continent and an examination of a recent trend in historical writing to emphasize the extent to which nations are made, not born. The book explores whether the forging of the nation is a matter of conscious manipulation by an elite or guided by more popular imperatives or a combination of the two.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340706336
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Inventing the Nation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps
General Editor's preface
Preface
Glossary
List of abbreviations
Chronology of events
Introduction1
1Community, nation and the British Raj9
2Indian ideas and new senses of community32
3Spreading the word: communicating new senses of identity60
4Anjumans, associations and sabhas: the institutionalisation of new senses of community86
5The politicisation of community identities111
6Nationalism, communal, and ethnic identities and the partition of India134
7Nation building in India: ideas and institutions162
8Nation building in Pakistan: ideas and institutions196
9Globalisation and the nation state in the subcontinent223
10Ethno-nationalism, insurgency and secessionism in India and Pakistan252
Conclusion283
Appendix287
Bibliography290
Index307

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