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Modern South Asia By Sugata Bose (Harvard University, USA)

Modern South Asia

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After sketching the pre-modern history of the Indian sub-continent, this title concentrates on the last three centuries, offering an historical understanding of the politics, cultures and economies that shape the lives of more than a fifth of humanity.
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Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy by Sugata Bose (Harvard University, USA)

Jointly written by two leading Indian and Pakistani historians, Modern South Asia offers a rare depth of historical understanding of the politics, cultures and economies that shape the lives of more than a fifth of humanity. After sketching the pre-modern history of the sub-continent, the book concentrates on the last three centuries.
This new second edition has been updated throughout to take account of recent historical research. It includes an expanded section on post-independence with a completely new chapter on the period from 1991 to the present and a chapter on the last millennium in subcontinental history. There is a new chronology of key events.

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Modern South Asia Reviews


"Bose and Jalal have produced a sophisticated and conceptually rigorous work."
-Chandar Sundaram, Lingnan University, "Contemporary South Asia

Table of Contents


1. South Asian History: an introduction 2. Modernity and antiquity: interpretations of ancient India 3. Pre-modern accommodations of difference: the making of Indo-Islamic cultures 4. The Mughal Empire: state, economy and society 5. India between empires: decline or decentralization 6. The transition to colonialism: resistance and collaboration 7. The first century of British rule, 1757 to 1857: state and economy 8. Company Raj and Indian society, 1757 to 1857: reinvention and reform of tradition 9. 1857: rebellion, collaboration and the transition to Crown Raj 10. High noon of colonialism, 1858 to 1914: state and political economy 11. A nation in the making? 'Rational' reform, 'Religious' revival and Swadeshi nationalism, 1858 to 1914 12. Colonialism under siege: state and political economy after World War I 13. Gandhian nationalism and mass politics in the 1920s 14. The depression decade: society, economics and politics 15. Nationalism and colonialism during World War II and its aftermath: economic crisis and political confrontation 16. The partition of India and the creation of Pakistan 17. 1947: memories and meanings 18. Post-colonial South Asia: state and economy, society and politics, 1947-1971 19. Post-colonial South Asia: state and economy, society and politics, 1971-1991 20. Post-colonial South Asia: state and economy, society and politics, 1991-2003 21. Decolonizing South Asian history: the view from a new millennium

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Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy by Sugata Bose (Harvard University, USA)
Sugata Bose (Harvard University, USA)
Used - Like New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2003-11-27
272
0415307872
9780415307871
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