A Concise History of Modern India (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 28, 2006 - History - 337 pages
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In a second edition of their successful Concise History of Modern India, Barbara Metcalf and Thomas Metcalf explore India's modern history afresh and update the events of the last decade. These include the takeover of Congress from the seemingly entrenched Hindu nationalist party in 2004, India's huge advances in technology and the country's new role as a major player in world affairs. From the days of the Mughals, through the British Empire, and into Independence, the country has been transformed by its institutional structures. It is these institutions which have helped bring about the social, cultural and economic changes that have taken place over the last half century and paved the way for the modern success story. Despite these advances, poverty, social inequality and religious division still fester. In response to these dilemmas, the book grapples with questions of caste and religious identity, and the nature of the Indian nation.
  

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This is informative, fairly short (ie fits my attention span), and interesting! I read it chapter by chapter for a class, but I'd like to think I would have read it on my own. Read full review

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The title says it all. Informative but not particularly engaging as a history book. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Barbara Metcalf is Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her publications include Islamic Revival in British India (1982) and Islamic Contestations: Essays on Muslims in India and Pakistan (2004) .

Thomas Metcalf is Emeritus Professor of History and Emeritus Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His recent publications include Ideologies of the Raj (2004) and Forging the Raj: Essays on British India in the Heyday of Empire (2005).

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