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A Concise History of India (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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In a challenging new history of modern India, the authors explore the imaginative and institutional structures that have changed and sustained the country. While previous histories have been composed as handmaids of British nationalism or as products of emerging nationalist identities, this book challenges the notion that a continuous meaning can be applied to social categories such as "caste," "Hindu," "Muslim," or even "India,". An initial chapter focuses on the period of Muslim dynasties that preceded colonial conquest, while the final chapter analyzes the dramatic recent events of the 1990s, including economic change, religious nationalism and India's emergence as a nuclear power. Illustrations and quotations from historical sources are integral to the narrative. Thomas R. Metcalf is Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. His previous books inlcude An Imperial Vision (California, 1989) and Ideologies of the Raj (Cambridge, 1997). Barbara Metcalf is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. She is the editor of Making Muslim Space in North America (University of California Press, 1996).

Synopsis:

'A new history of modern India challenges traditional interpretations, and explores the politics and cultural life of a unique society.'

About the Author

'Barbara D. Metcalf is Professor in the Department of History, University of California, Davis. Her publications include Islamic Revival in British India (1982) and, more recently, Making Muslim Space in North America and Europe (1996). Thomas R. Metcalf is Professor of History and Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His publications include Ideologies of the Raj (1994, 1997), and An Imperial Vision: Indian Architecture and Britain\'s Raj (1989).'

Table of Contents

'1. Sultans, Mughals and Pre-Colonial Indian Society; 2. Mughal Twilight: the emergence of regional states and the East India Company; 3. The East India Company Raj, 1772-1850; 4. Revolt, the modern state and colonized subjects, 1848-1885; 5. Civil Society, Colonial Restraints, 1885-85; 6. The crisis of the colonial Order: Reform, disillusionment, division, 1919-39; 7. The 1940s: triumph and tragedy; 8. Congress Raj: democracy and development, 1950-89; 9. Democratic India in the nineties.\n

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521639743
Author:
Metcalf, Barbara Daly
Author:
Metcalf, Thomas R.
Author:
Metcalf, Barbara Daly
Author:
Metcalf, Barbara D.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, UK
Subject:
General
Subject:
India
Subject:
History
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
India History.
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge concise histories
Series Volume:
66
Publication Date:
20011203
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
52 half-tones 4 maps
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
8.56x5.44x.86 in. 1.06 lbs.

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