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Modern South Asia : history, culture, political economy

Author: Sugata Bose; Ayesha Jalal
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on the newest and most sophisticated historical research and scholarship in the field, Modern South Asia provides a challenging insight for those with an intellectual curiosity about the region. After sketching the pre-modern history of the subcontinent, the book concentrates on the last three centuries."--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sugata Bose; Ayesha Jalal
ISBN: 9780415779425 0415779421 9780415779432 041577943X
OCLC Number: 573173142
Description: xvii, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: South Asian history : an introduction --
Modernity and antiquity : interpretations of ancient India --
Pre-modern accommodation of difference : the making of Indo-Islamic cultures --
The Mughal Empire : state, economy, and society --
India between empires : decline or decentralization? --
The transition to colonialism : resistance and collaboration --
The first century of British rule, 1757 to 1857 : state and economy --
Company Raj and Indian society, 1757 to 1857 : reinvention and reform of tradition --
1857 : rebellion, collaboration, and the transition to Crown Raj --
High noon of colonialism, 1858 to 1914 : state and political economy --
A nation in making? : rational reform, religious revival, and Swadeshi nationalism, 1858 to 1914 --
Colonialism under siege : state and political economy after World War I --
Gandhian nationalism and mass politics : the 1920s --
The depression decade : society, economics, and politics --
Nationalism and colonialism during World War II and its aftermath : economic crisis and political confrontation --
The partition of India and the demand for Pakistan 1947 : its meaning and memory --
Post-colonial South Asia : state and economy, society, and politics, 1947-1971 --
Post-colonial South Asia : state and economy, society, and politics, 1971-2003 --
Decolonizing South Asia : the view from a new millennium.
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