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Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy

Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy
Author: Sugata Bose - Ayesha Jalal
ISBN 13: 9780415307871
ISBN 10: 415307872
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2003-12-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $37.95

A wide-ranging survey of the Indian sub-continent, Modern South Asia gives an enthralling account of South Asian history. 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, Modern South Asia offers a rare depth of understanding of the social, economic and political realities of this region.

This comprehensive study includes detailed discussions of: 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; and the state and economy, society and politics of post-colonial South Asia

The new edition includes a rewritten, accessible introduction and a chapter by chapter revision to take into account recent research. The second edition will also bring the book completely up to date with a chapter on the period from 1991 to 2002 and a discussion of the last millennium in sub-continental history.