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. 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.
This book is a work of synthesis and interpretation covering the entire spectrum of modern South Asian history - social, economic and political. The authors offer an understanding of this startegically and economically vital part of the world and provide new insights into the structure and ideology of the British raj, the meaning of subaltern resistance, the refashioning of social relations along lines of caste, class, community and gender, the different strands of anti-colonial nationalism and the dynamics of decolonization.
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Sugata Bose is Professor of History at Tufts University. Ayesha Jalal is Associate Professor of History at Columbia University.Review:
"A history of modern South Asia such as the one here is desperately needed...an invaluable resource." -- Brian K. Smith, Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Riverside
"An excellent principal text, not only as an introduction to its own subject, but as a general guide for courses in which South Asian history and contemporary politics are components." -- Patrick Tuck, Lecturer in Modern Asian History, University of Liverpool
"Modern South Asia is a good introduction and general guide for those interested in the subcontinent and gives a greater understanding to a region that will have greater economic impact in years to come." -- Asia Pacific Economic Review - 11/98
"Two excellent authors who are a good team...so far no work of this kind has been produced." -- Dietmar Rothermund, South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University
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