Region, nation, "heartland" : Uttar Pradesh in India's body-politic (Book, 2006) []
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Region, nation, "heartland" : Uttar Pradesh in India's body-politic

Author: Gyanesh Kudaisya
Publisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2006.
Series: Sage series in modern Indian history, 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book interrogates Uttar Pradesh's identity as India's "heartland" and unravels the historical processes that have shaped this region. In looking at this constructed identity of the state it argues that UP's existence as a "region" cannot be taken uncritically as a given, considering the complex and divergent traditions that have been constituent of the state."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kudaisya, Gyanesh.
Region, nation, "heartland".
New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gyanesh Kudaisya
ISBN: 0761935193 9780761935193 0761935460 9780761935469 9788178296746 8178296748 9788178297033 8178297035
OCLC Number: 70176799
Description: xxvi, 471 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: PrefacePART ONE: INTRODUCTIONIntroductionPART TWO: THE COLONIAL `HEARTLAND'The Framework of Pax Britannica in Uttar PradeshThe Institutions of the Colonial `HeartlandPART THREE: THE NATIONALIST `HEARTLAND'`Civil Disobedience' and `Civil Martial Law' in Uttar Pradesh, 1930-34The Congress Ministry and the Erosion of the Colonial Heartland 1937-39 Colonial Authority, War Years and TransitionPART FOUR: THE POST-COLONIAL `HEARTLAND'The Making of a `Regional' Post-Colonial Polity, 1947-1954ConclusionEpilogue: The "Republic" of Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh: A Political ChronologyBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Sage series in modern Indian history, 10.
Responsibility: Gyanesh Kudaisya.
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Traces the importance of Uttar Pradesh (UP) as a political 'heartland' of India, and highlights its influence on Indian politics. In unraveling the constructed identity of the state of UP, this book  Read more...


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Kudaisya's survey of literature and official documents is commendably meticulous. The epilogue, a political chronology, and biographical notes on key political figures, all serve as additional Read more...

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