Sources of Indian Tradition: Modern India and Pakistan, Volume 2

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Columbia University Press, 1988 - History - 464 pages
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Since 1958 one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia (now the nation-states of India, Pakstan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal), this classic is now extensively revised, with much new material added. Introductory essays explain the particular settings in which leading Indian thinkers have expressed their ideas about religious, social, political, and economic questions. Brief summaries precede each passage from their writings or sayings.

Chapters address the opening of India to the West; Hindu and Muslim social and religious reform movements; the emergence of both moderate and extremist nationalisms; the thought of Mahatma Gandhi; public policies for independent India; Pakistan's formation as an Islamic state, and other topics.

-- Wendy Doniger, University of Chcago
 

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This book is fabulous! It gathers together primary sources starting with the Vedas and moving through Indian literature to the 1800's. Each section is introduced by very clear and informative ... Read full review

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Good compilation of traditions, stronger logic could have been given in favor of traditions with little more efforts. Read full review

Contents

Father of Modem India
15
Leaders of Hindu Reform and Revival
36
Keshub Chunder Sen and the Indianization of Christianity
44
Mystic and Spiritual Teacher
62
The Moderates
84
Bengali Moderate
97
Servant of India
113
The Extremists
128
Giving a Name to Pakistan
233
Nationalist Indias Great Soul
243
Other Nationalist Leaders in the Decades Before
275
Hindu Nationalist
289
From International Communist to Radical
296
MilitaryMinded Modernist
304
Democratic Socialist Part i
315
Spokesman for the Untouchables Part i
324

Father of Indian Unrest
140
Mystic Patriot
148
Lion of the Punjab
159
Leaders of Islamic Revival Reform and Nationalism
173
Muslim Reformer and Educator
180
Patriot and Defender of the Faith
195
Poet and Philosopher of the Islamic Revival
205
Founder of Pakistan Part i
222
Public Policies for Independent India
334
Democratic Socialist Part 2
349
ExMarxist Gandhian Socialist
365
Defining an Islamic State
379
The Chief Justice of Pakistan
393
Bibliography
413
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About the author (1988)

Joseph Roach is professor of English at Tulane University. He is the author of The Player's Passion: Studies in the Science of Acting, which won the Barnard Hewitt Award, and coeditor, with Janeele Reinelt, of Critical Theory and Performance.