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A history of India

Author: Burton Stein
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford Univ. Pr., 2009.
Series: The Blackwell history of the world
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7. AuflView all editions and formats

Narrative on the development of Indian society, culture and polity from 7000BC to the present which throws new light on past and currently vexing questions, and relates contemporary India, with its  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Burton Stein
ISBN: 0195662997 9780195662993 0631205462 9780631205463
OCLC Number: 633784395
Description: XVI, 432 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: Series Editor's Preface. Part I: 1. Introduction. The Physical Setting. The Social Setting. Resituating Communities and States. Historian's Choice. Part II: Ancient India: 2. Ancient Days. The Pre-formation of Indian Civilization. Vedic Culture. Political and Religious Developments. Religion in the Later Vedic Period. The Nature of the Mauryan Kingdom. Toward the Classical Pattern. Early Hinduism. Developments in the South. The Age of the Early Empires. The Gupta Classical Pattern. The Classical Pattern Elaborated and Extended: The South. Part III: Medieval and Early Modern India: 3. Medieval India. Medieval Kingdoms. The Role of the Southern Kingdoms. The Advent of Islam. The Indian Development of Islam. The Deccan and the South. Vijayanagara. States and Communities. 4. Early Modern India. The Mughal Empire. The Wars of the Mughal Succession. The Last Act of the Mughals. The Maratha Moment. The Shadow of Europe. 5. The East India Company. The Joint Trajectory of Development. The Company Perpetuates the Past. The Emergence of a New Order. Mutiny and Revolt. Late Company Rule. Part IV: Contemporary South Asia: 6. The Crown Replaces the Company. After the Mutiny. The Rule of the Raj. The Political Economy of the Late Nineteenth Century. Cultural Change, Education and New Classes. The Politicization of Class, Caste and Gender. 'Toward Freedom'. Two Types of Nationalism. Early Congress and its Adversaries. War, Sacrifice and Mass Political Mobilization. Imperialism's Paradoxical Enemy. The First Campaigns. Between Campaigns. Conditions for a New Politics. 7. Gandhi's Triumph. Civil Disobedience. The Left in Politics. The Right Prevails. War and the Last Act Begins. The Bitter Victory of Partition. 8. New States, Old Nations ...The Promises of Independence. Pakistan in Parallel. The Green Revolution: Promise of Plenty. Environmental Problems, Old and New. The Condition of Women: Broken Promises. Communal Politics: Shattered Pluralism. India and the World. Promises Kept, Promises Broken. Burton Stein, 1st August 1926-26th April 1996. Glossary. Persons. Index.
Series Title: The Blackwell history of the world
Responsibility: Burton Stein.


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"A powerful and coherent interpretation of the grand sweep of India's past ... It is a 'must read' for all serious students of India regardless of their discipline and/or chronological focus." Read more...

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