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India and South Asia : a short history

Author: David E Ludden
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
With coverage not only of India, but also of Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, this book surveys nearly 5000 years, from the early settlers of pre-history to the Tamil Tiger conflicts and the overseas migration of modern South Asians. Particular emphasis is placed on the last 200 years, while the key theme of shifting regional identities underpins the author's insights into the social, economic and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ludden, David E.
India and South Asia.
Oxford : Oneworld, ©2002
Online version:
Ludden, David E.
India and South Asia.
Oxford : Oneworld, ©2002
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Ludden
ISBN: 1851682376 9781851682379
OCLC Number: 48415952
Description: xii, 306 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Inventing Ancient Civilization --
Land and water --
Open geography --
Prehistoric societies --
Ancient transformation --
Inventing empire --
Inventing civilization --
Aryavarta and imperial Bharat --
Imperial regions --
Medieval transitions --
2. Changing Medieval Territories --
A medieval epoch --
Early medievalism --
Spiritual powers --
Geographies of religion --
Making Hindu societies --
The rise of the warriors --
A medieval transition --
Mobility and cultural mixing --
Urban growth --
Expanding commercialism --
Emerging identities --
Medieval empire, modern threshold --
Indo-Persian imperial society --
Forming ethnicity --
3. Early Modern Regions --
Ethnic territory --
Family and patriarchy --
Inverting the map --
Eighteenth-century territorialism --
Europeans on the coast --
British imperialism --
4. Making Modern Societies --
Organizing empire --
Imperial capitalism --
National economy and world economy --
Modern imperial society --
Agrarian societies and imperial entitlements --
5. Origins of Nationality --
Inventing native society --
Language and authority --
India in Calcutta --
Shaking the empire --
Activism, identity, and nationality --
6. Creating Nations --
A new twentieth-century landscape --
An overview of empire's end: 1919-47 --
The invention of constitutional identities in the 1920s --
The distinctiveness of Bengal and Punjab --
The reconstitution of nationalities: 1931-47 --
Independence and partition --
Forging national unity --
7. National Environments --
Buddhist reformers, exiles, rules, and majoritarians --
Christian communities, reformers, minorities, and targets --
Sikh electorate, religion, rights, and territory --
Muslim societies, politics, minorities, and nationality --
Hindu societies, movements, politics, and Hindutva --
Country Profiles --
Bangladesh --
Bhutan --
India --
Maldives --
Nepal --
Pakistan --
Sri Lanka.
Responsibility: David Ludden.


A concise account of a region rich in history, covering India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and offering insights in the economic, social and political developments into each region.  Read more...


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