Sources of Indian Tradition: Modern India and Pakistan / Edition 2

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Overview

Since 1958 one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia (now the nation-states of India, Pakstan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal), this classic is now extensively revised, with much new material added. Introductory essays explain the particular settings in which leading Indian thinkers have expressed their ideas about religious, social, political, and economic questions. Brief summaries precede each passage from their writings or sayings.

Chapters address the opening of India to the West; Hindu and Muslim social and religious reform movements; the emergence of both moderate and extremist nationalisms; the thought of Mahatma Gandhi; public policies for independent India; Pakistan's formation as an Islamic state, and other topics.

One of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia. This second edition has been extensively revised, with much new material added.

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Editorial Reviews

Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

This is a serious, careful, dependable book, broader and more varied even than the old Sources...It is also easy to read, to look at, and to hear; the new translations are always sound, often charming and occasionally quite brilliant. This is the primary study of Indian civilization.

Robert Eric Frykenberg

For over thirty years, anyone seriously interested in India has always had to keep a copy of this classic within arm's reach. Sources of Indian Tradition is so useful -- as a reference work, sourcebook, or textbook -- that it has been indispensable to scholars all over the world. I welcome the 'return' of this important work to the marketplace. Better still, I am delighted to note that, in matters of fine-tuning, this is an improved and updated and revised version.

Wendy Doniger
This is a serious, careful, dependable book, broader and more varied even than the old Sources.... It is also easy to read, to look at, and to hear; the new translations are always sound, often charming, and occasionally quite brilliant. This is the primary study of Indian civilization.
Robert Eric Frykenberg
For over thirty years, anyone seriously interested in India has always had to keep a copy of this classic within arm's reach. Sources of Indian Tradition is so useful -as a reference work, sourcebook, or textbook -that it has been indispensable to scholars all over the world. I welcome the 'return' of this important work to the marketplace. Better still, I am delighted to note that, in matters of fine-tuning, this is an improved and updated and revised edition.
Wendy Doniger O Flaherty
This is a serious, careful, dependable book , broader and more varied even than the old Sources. . . . The new translations are always sound, often charming, and occasionally quite brilliant. This is the primary study of Indian civilization.
Robert P. Goldman
This reader constitutes the most complete and useful sourcebook on the intellectual history of India anywhere. The translations and the brief but pointed explanatory materials are of the highest quality and insure that this work will continue to be essential to any well-conceived introductory course on the civilizations of India and Asia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231064156
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 5/13/1988
  • Series: Introduction to Asian Civilizations Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 623,633
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Hay is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His previous works include Asian Ideas of East and West and Dialogue Between a Theist and an Idolator (edited).

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

20. The Opening of India to the West21. The Renascence of Hinduism22. Nationalism Takes Root: The Moderates23. The Marriage of Politics and Religion: The Extremists24. The Muslim Revival25. Tagore and Gandhi26. Pakistan: Its Founding and Future27. Six Paths to India's Future

Columbia University Press

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