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

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Overview

Drawing on the newest and most sophisticated historical research and scholarship in the field, Modern South Asia is written in an accessible style for all 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 from c.1700 to the present. Jointly written 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.

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'You really get a very widescreen, panoramic view of what has happened, and what the different currents shaping events are – whether it’s regionalism, or religion, or politics or the fact that India became part of a globalised economy in the 19th century. It also covers, impartially and clear-sightedly, how India and Pakistan, the nation states, came into being, which is the big, important question if one wants to understand anything about politics in India today, or in Pakistan or indeed what is happening in Afghanistan.'Pankaj Mishra, The Browser.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415779425
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/11/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sugata Bose is Gardiner Professor of History at Harvard University. His publications include Peasant Labor and Colonial Capital (1993) in The New Cambridge History of India series and A Hundred Horizons: The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire (2006).

Ayesha Jalal is Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University. Her publications include Self and Sovereignty: Individual and Community in South Asian Islam since 1850 (2000) and Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia (2010).

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Table of Contents

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