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History of India

ISBN-10: 1405195096
ISBN-13: 9781405195096
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

At the time of his death #60;b#62;Burton Stein#60;/b#62; was Professorial Research Associate in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He had previously held professorships at the universities of Minnesota and Hawaii. His publications included #60;i#62;Peasant State and Society in Medieval South India#60;/i#62; (1980) and #60;i#62;Thomas Munro: The Origins of the Colonial State and his Vision of Empire#60;/i#62; (1989).#60;p#62;#60;b#62;David Arnold#60;/b#62; is Professor of Asian and Global History at the University of Warwick. His publications include #60;i#62;The Problem of Nature#60;/i#62; (Blackwell, 1996) and #60;i#62;Gandhi#60;/i#62; (2001).

David Arnold is professor emeritus of Asian and global history in the Department of History at the University of Warwick. Among his numerous works are Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India; Gandhi; and The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze: India, Landscape, and Science, 1800-1856.

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Series Editor's Preface
Introduction to Burton Stein's A History of India
Acknowledgements to First Edition
Introduction
The Physical Setting
The Social Setting
Resituating Communities and States
Historian's Choice
Ancient India
Chronology
Ancient Days
The Pre-formation of Indian Civilization
Vedic Culture
Political and Religious Developments
Religion in the Later Vedic Period
The Nature of the Mauryan Kingdom
Towards the Classical Pattern
Early Hinduism
Developments in the South
The Age of the Early Empires
The Gupta Classical Pattern
The Classical Pattern Elaborated and Extended: the South
Medieval and Early Modern India
Chronology
Medieval India
Introduction
Medieval Kingdoms
The Role of the Southern Kingdoms
The Advent of Islam
The Indian Development of Islam
The Deccan and the South
Vijayanagara
States and Communities
Early Modern India
Introduction
The Mughal Empire
The Wars of the Mughal Succession
The Last Act of the Mughals
The Maratha Moment
The Shadow of Europe
The East India Company
Introduction
The Joint Trajectory of Development
The Company Perpetuates the Past
The Emergence of a New Order
Mutiny and Revolt
Late Company Rule
Contemporary South Asia
Chronology
The Crown Replaces the Company
The Contemporary State
After the Mutiny
The Rule of the Raj
The Political Economy of the Late Nineteenth Century
Cultural Change, Education and New Classes
The Politicization of Class, Caste and Gender
Towards Freedom
Two Types of Nationalism
Early Congress and Its Adversaries
War, Sacrifice and Mass Political Mobilization
Imperialism's Paradoxical Enemy
The First Campaigns
Between Campaigns
Conditions for a New Politics
Gandhi's Triumph
Civil Disobedience
The Left in Politics
The Right Prevails
War and the Last Act Begins
The Bitter Victory of Partition
New States, Old Nations
Territorial Passage
The Promises of Independence
Pakistan in Parallel
The Green Revolution: Promise of Plenty
Environmental Problems, Old and New
The Condition of Women: Broken Promises
Communal Politics: Shattered Pluralism
India and the World
Promises Kept, Promises Broken
Another India
The Nehruvian Consensus
Eroding Consensus
Failure on the Left
Hindu Nationalism
Rise of the Hindu Right
Economic Liberalization
The Indian State
Notes
Glossary of Non-English Terms
Further Reading
Index

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