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Vishnu's Crowded Temple: India Since the Great Rebellion

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As it enters its sixtieth year of independence, India stands on the threshold of superpower status. Yet India is strikingly different from all other global colossi. While it is the worldand#8217;s most populous democracy and enjoys the benefits of its internationally competitive high-tech and software industries, India also contends with extremes of poverty, inequality, and political and religious violence.

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This accessible andand#160;vividly written book presents a new interpretation of Indiaand#8217;s history, focusing particular attention on the impact of British imperialism on Independent India. Maria Misra begins with the rebellion against the British in 1857 and tracks the countryand#8217;s advance to the present day. Indiaand#8217;s extremes persist, the author argues, because its politics rest upon a peculiar foundation in which traditional ideas of hierarchy, difference, and privilege coexist to a remarkable degree with modern notions of equality and democracy. The challenge of Indiaand#8217;s leaders today, as in the last sixty years, is to weave together the disparate threads of the nationand#8217;s ancient culture, colonial legacy, and modern experience.

About the Author

Maria Misra is university lecturer in modern history and fellow of Keble College, Oxford University. She is the author of Business, Race, and Politics in British India. She lives in Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300137217
Subtitle:
India since the Great Rebellion
Author:
Misra, Maria
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
General History
Subject:
General
Subject:
India
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
History
Subject:
India - History - British occupation, 1765-
Subject:
India History 1947-
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20091006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 b/w illus.
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9 x 5.81 in 1.7 lb

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