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The geopolitics of South Asia : from early empires to the nuclear age

Author: Graham Chapman
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This volume tells the story of the Indian sub-continent. It shows how geological movements moulded the land and explores its history, from the early settlers, the Mogul Empire and the Raj, through  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Chapman
ISBN: 0754634426 9780754634423
OCLC Number: 50982225
Description: xxi, 333 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Brahma and Manu: Of Mountains and Rivers, Gods and Men --
The Land --
The People --
Society Crystallises --
The Epic Ages --
The New Religions --
The First Empire --
The Hindu Empires --
Hinduism: The Manifold of Man and God --
An Unrevealed Truth --
Cosmologies East and West --
The Three Paths to God --
Lineage and Caste --
The Thousands of Separate Castes in India --
Pollution and the Hierarchy of Caste --
Maya --
Caste and Hinduism in the Contemporary Era --
Islam: Submission to the One True God --
The Prophet --
The Word of Allah --
Muslim Law: The Sharia --
The Spreading Fire --
The Submission of India --
Persecution and Resistance --
Vijayanagar --
Second Foundation: The Mughal Empire --
Imperial Government under Akbar --
The Empire in Extremis and Decline --
The Legacy of Islam --
Hindu-Muslim Relations --
The British Raj --
The Usurpers: The Life and Death of John Company --
Preface: Changing Britain --
European Expansion --
The East India Company --
The Pattern of Trade and its Growth --
Rivalry with the French --
The Acquisition of Bengal --
The Struggle to Assert Control --
Trusteeship and Reform --
The Mutiny and Divorce --
Securing the Empire --
Geography and the North-West Frontier --
The Punjab and the Seeds of the First British-Afghan War --
The First Afghan War: The Debacle --
The First Afghan War: Retribution --
The Annexation of Punjab --
Interim Conclusions --
'Muslim Fanatics' and the Revolt of 1863 --
The Search for a Frontier, 1860s to the Second World War --
A New Geography: A New Economy.
Responsibility: Graham P. Chapman.

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