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India and South Asia A Short History

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ISBN-10: 1851689362

ISBN-13: 9781851689361

Edition: 2013 (Revised)

Authors: David Ludden

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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of maps, tables, and figures
Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction: Social History and Political Territory
Inventing Civilization
Land and water
Open geography
Prehistoric societies
Ancient transformation
Constructing empire
Designing civilization
Imperial Bharat
Regions of imperial expansion
Medieval transitions
Medieval Territory
A medieval millennium
Early medievalism
Spiritual powers
Geographies of religion
Imperial dharma
The rise of the warriors
The later-medieval transition
Mobility and cultural mixing
Fort cities
Emerging identities
Medieval to early modern
A new imperial society
Forming ethnicity
Early-Modern Regions
Ethnic territory
Family and patriarchy
Spatial perspectives
Reshaping territorialism
Europeans on the coast
British imperialism
Imperial Modernity
Organizing the ranks
Social forces
Producing Nationality
Inventing native society
Language and classification
Political India in Calcutta
Shaking the empire
Activism and identity
National Territory
The 1920s
Constitutional identities
Provincial politics
Designing the nation
Territorial nations
Creating national states
Identity Politics
National regions
A changing world
Transitional decades
Buddhist reformers, exiles, rulers, and majoritarians
Christian communities, reformers, minorities, and targets
Sikh electorates, religion, rights, and territory
Muslim societies, politics, minorities, and nationality
Changing Hindu societies
Hindutva and India
Global South Asia
Regional trends
Selected Readings