Drawing on the newest historical research and scholarship in the field, Modern South Asia provides challenging insights into the history of this fascinating region over the past three centuries. Jointly authored by two leading Indian and Pakistani historians, it offers a rare depth of historical understanding of the politics, cultures, and economies that have shaped the lives of more than a fifth of humanity.
In this comprehensive study, the authors interpret and debate key developments in modern South Asian history and historical writing, covering the diverse spectrum of the region's social, economic and political past. This fourth edition brings the debate up to the present day, discussing recent events and exploring new themes such as the capture of state power in India by the forces of religious majoritarianism, economic development in the context of the 'rise' of Asia, and strategic shifts occasioned by the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Providing 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 decolonization, this is an essential resource for all students of the modern history of South Asia.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Edition: 4th New edition
"World-renowned scholars Ayesha Jalal and Sugata Bose offer a compelling interpretation of events and influences that have shaped the history of the subcontinent, from the discovery of the enigmatic Indus Valley civilization that probably thrived in the third millennium BCE to the most recent elections in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Narrated with panache and passion, this book will continue to inspire generations of students to explore and understand South Asia."
Neeti Nair, University of Virginia, USA
"This book provides an excellent introduction to South Asian history. For undergraduates this book is a must-read. Written in a lucid and clear language it familiarizes students with both events and various interpretations of events in South Asian history."
Subho Basu, McGill University, Canada