Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy

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Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 253 pages
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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.
 

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Review: Modern South Asia: History, Culture and Political Economy

User Review  - Brigdh - Goodreads

Very well-done, insightful examination of South Asian history, with a focus on the 1800s and 1900s. I particularly liked how the authors examined parallels and similarities between India, Pakistan ... Read full review

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Learning a lot about India but pretty brief in details Read full review

Contents

South Asian history an introduction
1
Modernity and antiquity interpretations of ancient India
8
Premodern accommodations of difference the making of IndoIslamic cultures
17
The Mughal empire state economy and society
27
India between empires decline or decentralization?
38
The transition to colonialism resistance and collaboration
45
The first century of British rule 1757 to 1857 state and economy
53
Company raj and Indian society 1757 to 1857 reinvention and reform of tradition
60
The Depression decade society economics and politics
120
Nationalism and colonialism during World War II and its aftermath economic crisis and political confrontation
128
The partition of India and the creation of Pakistan
135
1947 memories and meanings
157
Postcolonial South Asia state and economy society and politics 1947 to 1971
167
Postcolonial South Asia state and economy society and politics 1971 to 2003
182
Decolonizing South Asian history a view from the new millennium
201
Glossary
207

1857 rebellion collaboration and the transition to crown raj
70
High noon of colonialism 1858 to 1914 state and political economy
78
A nation in making? Rational reform religious revival and swadeshi nationalism 1858 to 1914
86
Colonialism under siege state and political economy after World War I
102
Ganghian nationalism and mass politics in the 1920s
109
A chronological outline
211
Select bibliography and notes
215
Index
243
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