Modern South Asia History, Culture and Political Economy

ISBN-10: 0415307872
ISBN-13: 9780415307871
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: A wide-ranging survey of the Indian sub-continent, Modern South Asia gives an enthralling account of South Asian history. After sketching the pre-modern history of the subcontinent, the book concentrates on the last three centuries from c.1700 to  More...

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List price: $37.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

A wide-ranging survey of the Indian sub-continent, Modern South Asia gives an enthralling account of South Asian history. 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, Modern South Asia offers a rare depth of understanding of the social, economic and political realities of this region. This comprehensive study includes detailed discussions of: the structure and ideology of the British raj; the meaning of subaltern resistance; the refashioning of social relations along lines of caste class, community and gender; and the state and economy, society and politics of post-colonial South Asia The new edition includes a rewritten, accessible introduction and a chapter by chapter revision to take into account recent research. The second edition will also bring the book completely up to date with a chapter on the period from 1991 to 2002 and adiscussion of the last millennium in sub-continental history.

Sugata Bose is Gardiner Professor of History at Harvard University.

Ayesha Jalal is the Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University. Her books include "Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia," "Self and Sovereignty: Individual and Community in South Asian Islam since 1850," and "The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the Demand for Pakistan."

South Asian History: An Introduction
Modernity and Antiquity: Interpretations of Ancient India
Pre-Modern Accommodations of Difference: The Making of Indo-Islamic Cultures
The Mughal Empire: State, Economy and Society
India Between Empires: Decline or Decentralization
The Transition to Colonialism: Resistance and Collaboration
The First Century of British Rule, 1757 to 1857: State and Economy
Company Raj and Indian Society, 1757 to 1857: reinvention and Reform of'Tradition'
Eighteen Fifty-seven: Rebellion, Collaboration and the Transition to Crown Raj
Highy Noon of Colonialism, 1858 to 1914: State and Political Economy
A Nation in the Making? 'Rational' Reform, 'Religious' revival and Swadeshi Nationalism, 1858 to
Colonialism Under Siege: State and Political Economy after World War I
Gandhian Nationalism and Mass Politics in the 1920s
The Depression Decade: Society, Economics and Politics
Nationalism and Colonialism during World War II and its Aftermath: Economic Crisis and Political Confronatation
The Partition of India and the Creation of Pakistan
Nineteen Forty-seven: Memories and Meanings
Post-Colonial South Asia: State and Economy, Society and Politics, 1947-1971
Post-Colonial South Asia: State and Economy, Society and Politics, 1971-1997
Decolonizing South Asian HIstory: Fiftieth Anniversary Reflections
Glossary
Select Bibliography and Notes
Index

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