Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia

Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia

by Catherine Ellis (Editor)

Hardcover

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508104407
Publisher: Rosen Education Service
Publication date: 01/28/2017
Series: Colonial and Postcolonial Experience Series
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Chapter 1 India and European Expansion, 1500-1858 1

The Portuguese 2

The Dutch 7

The British, 1600-1740 11

The French 17

The Anglo-French Struggle, 1740-63 19

European Military Superiority 24

Revolution in Bengal 27

Chapter 2 The Extension of British Power, 1760-1856 34

The Period of Disorder, 1760-72 35

The Company Bahadur 41

The Company and the State 47

Relations with the Marathas and Mysore 53

The Ascent to Paramountcy 57

The Government of Lord Wellesley 59

The Government of Lord Minto 64

The Government of Lord Hastings 65

The Settlement of 1818 67

Organization and Policy in British India 70

Organization 71

The Determination of Policy 77

The Completion of Dominion and Expansion 81

Nepal 83

The First Century of British Influence 92

Political Effects 93

Economic Effects 94

Social Effects 97

Cultural Effects 99

The Mutiny and the Great Revolt of 1857-59 104

Nature and Causes of the Rebellion 105

The Revolt and its Aftermath 108

Chapter 3 British Imperial Power, 1858-1947 113

Climax of the Raj, 1858-85 114

Government of India Act of 1858 114

Social Policy 115

Government Organization 120

Economic Policy and Development 122

Foreign Policy 127

The Incorporation of Burma 132

Indian Nationalism and the British Response, 1885-1920 133

The Early Congress Movement 140

The First Partition of Bengal 142

Nationalism in the Muslim Community 146

Reforms of the British Liberals 148

Moderate and Militant Nationalism 152

World War I and its Aftermath 154

India's Contributions to the War Effort 155

Anti-British Activity 158

The Postwar Years 160

Prelude to Independence, 1920-47 168

Constitutional Reforms 169

The Congress's Ambivalent Strategy 174

Muslim Separatism 180

The Impact of World War II 185

Chapter 4 The Republic of India 193

The Transfer of Power and the Birth of Two Countries 193

The Nehru Era, 1947-64 200

Government and Politics 201

Foreign Policy 204

Bhutan 208

Economic Planning and Development 211

Chapter 5 Pakistan and Bangladesh 215

The Muslim League and Mohammad Ali Jinnah 216

The Idea of Pakistan 221

Birth of the New State 223

The Early Republic 226

Liaquat Ali Khan 227

Political Decline and Bureaucratic Ascendancy 230

Military Government 236

Bangladesh Breaks Free 247

Bangladesh After Independence 251

Chapter 6 Sri Lanka 254

The Portuguese in Sri Lanka 255

The Maldives 260

Kandy and its Struggle with European Powers 262

Dutch Rule in Sri Lanka 267

Government 267

Economy 268

Law 272

Religion 273

British Ceylon 274

Control of Kandy 275

Social and Administrative Reforms 277

Emergence of Capitalist Agriculture 278

Constitutionalism and Nationalism 280

Constitutional Reforms 281

Growth of Nationalist Power 282

Social and Cultural Changes 284

Dominion Status 285

Independent Ceylon 286

Chapter 7 Afghanistan 292

Rudyard Kipling and The "Great Game" 293

The Durrani Dynasty 295

The Barakzay Dynasty 297

Modern Afghanistan 301

Mohammad Zahir Shah 306

Conclusion 310

Glossary 312

Bibliography 315

Index 329

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