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The geopolitics of South Asia : from early empires to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Author: Graham Chapman
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2000.
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This volume explores one of the world's greatest cultural heartlands - the Indian sub-continent. It shows how geological movements moulded the land and how they still impact upon it; how the culture  Read more...

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Chapman, Graham.
Geopolitics of South Asia.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2000
(OCoLC)624723545
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Chapman
ISBN: 0754613518 9780754613510
OCLC Number: 44153003
Description: xxi, 338 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1 Brahma and Manu: Of Mountains and Rivers, Gods and Men --
1.1 The Land --
1.2 The People --
1.3 Society Crystallises --
1.4 The Epic Ages --
1.5 The New Religions --
1.6 The First Empire --
1.7 The Hindu Empires --
1.8 Concluding Remarks --
2 Hinduism: The Manifold of Man and God --
2.1 An Unrevealed Truth --
2.2 Cosmologies East and West --
2.3 The Three Paths to God --
2.4 Lineage and Caste --
2.5 The Thousands of Separate Castes in India --
2.6 Pollution and the Hierarchy of Caste --
2.7 Maya --
2.8 Caste and Hinduism in the Contemporary Era --
2.9 Concluding Remarks --
3 Islam: Submission to the One True God --
3.1 The Prophet --
3.2 The Word of Allah --
3.3 Muslim Law: The Sharia --
3.4 The Spreading Fire --
3.5 The Submission of India --
3.6 Persecution and Resistance --
3.7 Vijayanagar --
3.8 Second Foundation: The Mogul Empire --
3.9 Imperial Government under Akbar --
3.10 The Empire in Extremis and Decline --
3.11 The Legacy of Islam --
3.12 Hindu-Muslim Relations --
PART II: THE BRITISH RAJ --
4 The Usurpers: The Life and Death of John Company --
4.1 Preface: Changing Britain --
4.2 European Expansion --
4.3 The East India Company --
4.4 The Pattern of Trade and its Growth --
4.5 Rivalry with the French --
4.6 The Acquisition of Bengal --
4.7 The Struggle to Assert Control --
4.8 Trusteeship and Reform --
4.9 The Mutiny and Divorce --
5 A New Geography: A New Economy --
5.1 The Railroading of Empire --
5.2 Irrigation --
5.3 The Land of the Five Rivers --
5.4 International Trade in the 19" Century and the Balance --
of Payments --
5.5 The New Geography --
5.6 The Language of Empire --
5.7 A Necessary Understatement --
5.8 Concluding Remarks --
6 The New Nationalisms and the Politics of Reaction --
6.1 Contesting Dynamics --
6.2 The Structure of Government in British India and the --
Problem of an Evolutionary Transfer of Power --
6.3 The Process of Constitutional Concession --
6.4 Gandhi and the Nationalist Response --
6.5 The Two Nations --
PART HI: THE SUCCESSOR STATES --
7 Divide and Quit --
7.1 Pride and Prejudice: The Search for Unity in Western --
Europe --
7.2 Pride and Prejudice: Recrimination and Divorce in --
South Asia --
7.3 Territorial Options --
7.4 The Decree Nisi --
7.5 Concluding Remarks --
8 New Lines on the Map --
8.1 Introduction --
8.2 Radcliffe's New Map --
8.3 The Second Partition of Bengal --
8.4 The Princely States --
8.4.1 Junagadh --
8.4.2 Hyderabad --
8.4.3 Jamnu and Kashmir --
8.5 The Human Flotsam --
8.6 The Divided Inheritance --
8.7 Concluding Remarks --
9 From Two to Three: The Birth of Bangladesh --
9.1 Introduction --
9.2 Unequal Development in Pakistan --
9.3 Language and Representation --
9.4 The Military Cost of Pakistan --
9.5 The South Asian Roots of Bangladesh --
9.6 Concluding Remarks --
10 Raj and Swaraj: Regionalism and Integration in the --
Successor States --
10.1 Introduction --
10.2 The Integration of the Princely States --
10.2.1 India --
10.2.2 Pakistan --
10.3 Territorial Redefinition in India and the Emergence of --
Linguistic States --
10.4 The Centre-Province Balance and Pakistan's Search for --
a Constitution --
10.5 Regionalism post 1972 in the Residual Pakistan --
10.6 Concluding Remarks --
11 The Power Upstream --
11.1 Introduction --
11.2 Hydro-politics in the Indus Basin --
11.3 Sharing the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin --
11.3.1 Farakka Barrage --
11.3.2 Floods in Bangladesh --
11.4 Concluding Remarks --
12 The Greater Game --
12.1 Geopolitics --
12.2 Antagonists and Protagonists since 1947: The Actors --
12.2.1 The Soviet Union/Russia --
12.2.2 The USA --
12.2.3 China, Tibet and the Himalayan War --
12.2.4 Pakistan and the Afghan War --
12.2.5 Kashmir --
12.2.6 Bangladesh --
12.2.7 India --
12.2.8 SAARC (The South Asian Associationfor --
Regional Cooperation) --
12.3 The Politics of Triangles --
12.4 Concluding Remarks --
PART IV: CONCLUSIONS --
13 States and Region in South Asia --
13.1 Introduction: Nature Proposes --
13.2 Humankind Disposes --
13.3 States of Development --
13.4 Nature, Culture and Civilisation --
13.5 The Politics of Reaction --
References and Bibliography --
Appendix --
Index.
Responsibility: Graham P. Chapman.
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