Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy / Edition 3

Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy / Edition 3

by Sugata Bose, Ayesha Jalal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415779421

ISBN-13: 9780415779425

Pub. Date: 03/11/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Drawing on the newest and most sophisticated historical research and scholarship in the field, Modern South Asia provides a challenging insight for those with an intellectual curiosity about the region. After sketching the pre-modern history of the subcontinent, the book concentrates on the last three centuries. Jointly authored by two leading Indian and

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Drawing on the newest and most sophisticated historical research and scholarship in the field, Modern South Asia provides a challenging insight for those with an intellectual curiosity about the region. After sketching the pre-modern history of the subcontinent, the book concentrates on the last three centuries. Jointly authored by two leading Indian and Pakistani historians, it offers a rare depth of historical understanding of the politics, cultures, and economies that shape the lives of more than a fifth of humanity.

In this comprehensive study, the authors interpret and debate the striking developments in contemporary South Asian history and historical writing, covering the entire spectrum of the region’s modern history – social, economic and political. The book provides new insights into the structure and ideology of the British raj, the meaning of subaltern resistance, the refashioning of social relations along the lines of caste, class, community and gender, the different strands of anti-colonial nationalism and the dynamics of decolonization.

This third edition brings the debate up to the present day, taking account of recent historical research and covering the closer integration of South Asia with the global economy, the impact of developments in Afghanistan on the region as a whole, and the fresh challenges to South Asia’s nation-states.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415779425
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/11/2011
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1South Asian History: An Introduction
2Modernity and Antiquity: Interpretations of Ancient India
3Pre-Modern Accommodations of Difference: The Making of Indo-Islamic Cultures
4The Mughal Empire: State, Economy and Society
5India Between Empires: Decline or Decentralization?
6The Transition to Colonialism: Resistance and Collaboration
7The First Century of British Rule, 1757 to 1857: State and Economy
8Company Raj and Indian Society, 1757 to 1857: Reinvention and Reform of 'Tradition'
9Eighteen Fifty-seven: Rebellion, Collaboration and the Transition to Crown Raj
10High Noon of Colonialism, 1858 to 1914: State and Political Economy
11A Nation in the Making? 'Rational' Reform, 'Religious' Revival and Swadeshi Nationalism, 1858 to 1914
12Colonialism Under Siege: State and Political Economy after World War I
13Gandhian Nationalism and Mass Politics in the 1920s
14The Depression Decade: Society, Economics and Politics
15Nationalism and Colonialism during World War II and its Aftermath: Economic Crisis and Political Confrontation
16The Partition of India and the Creation of Pakistan
17Nineteen Forty-seven: Memories and Meanings
18Post-Colonial South Asia: State and Economy, Society and Politics, 1947-1971
19Post-Colonial South Asia: State and Economy, Society and Politics, 1971-1997
20Decolonizing South Asian History: Fiftieth Anniversary Reflections
Glossary
Select Bibliography and Notes
Index

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