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Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy Hardcover – 27 Nov 2003

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  • Hardcover: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (27 Nov. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415307864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415307864
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,643,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Bose and Jalal have produced a sophisticated and conceptually rigorous work." -Chandar Sundaram, Lingnan University, "Contemporary South Asia

Synopsis

Drawing on the newest and most sophisticated historical research and scholarship in the field, Modern South Asia is written in an accessible style for all 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 from c. 1700 to the present. Jointly written by two leading Indian and Pakistani historians, it offers a rare depth of historical understanding of the politics, cultures and economies that shape the lives of more than a fifth of humanity. In this comprehensive study, the authors debate and challenge the striking developments in contemporary South Asian history and historical writing, and cover the entire spectrum of modern South Asian history - social, economic and political. The book provides new insights into the structure and ideology of the British raj, the meaning of subaltern resistance, the refashioning of social relations along the lines of caste, class, community and gender, the different strands of anti-colonial nationalism and the dynamics of decolonisation.

This new second edition has been updated throughout to take account of recent historical research. It brings the story up to date and offers new insights on the last millennium in subcontinental history. There is a new chronology of key events.


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