Subalterns and Raj

South Asia since 1600

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Author: Crispin Bates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134513828

Category: History

Page: 416

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Subalterns and Raj presents a unique introductory history of India with an account that begins before the period of British rule, and pursues the continuities within that history up to the present day. Its coverage ranges from Mughal India to post-independence Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, with a focus on the ‘ordinary’ people of India and South Asia. Subalterns and Raj examines overlooked issues in Indian social history and highlights controversies between historians. Taking an iconoclastic approach to the elites of South Asia since independence, it is critical of the colonial regime that went before them. This book is a stimulating and controversial read and, with a detailed guide to further reading and end-of-chapter bibliographies, it is an excellent guide for all students of the Indian subcontinent.

Subalterns and Raj

South Asia Since 1600

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Author: Crispin Bates,Senior Lecturer Modern South Asian History Centre for South Asian Studies Crispin Bates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134513755

Category: History

Page: 416

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Subalterns and Raj presents a unique introductory history of India with an account that begins before the period of British rule, and pursues the continuities within that history up to the present day. Its coverage ranges from Mughal India to post-independence Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, with a focus on the ‘ordinary’ people of India and South Asia. Subalterns and Raj examines overlooked issues in Indian social history and highlights controversies between historians. Taking an iconoclastic approach to the elites of South Asia since independence, it is critical of the colonial regime that went before them. This book is a stimulating and controversial read and, with a detailed guide to further reading and end-of-chapter bibliographies, it is an excellent guide for all students of the Indian subcontinent.

Subalterns and Raj

South Asia Since 1600

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Author: Crispin Bates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415214834

Category: History

Page: 404

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Subalterns and Rajpresents a unique introductory history of India with an account that begins before the period of British rule, and pursues the continuities within that history up to the present day. Its coverage ranges from Mughal India to post-independence Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, with a focus on the 'ordinary' people of India and South Asia. Subalterns and Rajexamines overlooked issues in Indian social history and highlights controversies between historians. Taking an iconoclastic approach to the elites of South Asia since independence, it is critical of the colonial regime that went before them. This book is a stimulating and controversial read and, with a detailed guide to further reading and end-of-chapter bibliographies, it is an excellent guide for all students of the Indian subcontinent.

South Asia’s Modern History

Thematic Perspectives

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Author: Michael Mann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317624467

Category: History

Page: 426

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This comprehensive history of modern South Asia explores the historical development of the Subcontinent from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day from local and regional, as opposed to European, perspectives. Michael Mann charts the role of emerging states within the Mughal Empire, the gradual British colonial expansion in the political setting of the Subcontinent and shows how the modern state formation usually associated with Western Europe can be seen in some regions of India, linking Europe and South Asia together as part of a shared world history. This book looks beyond the Subcontinent’s post-colonial history to consider the political, economic, social and cultural development of Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as Sri Lanka and Nepal, and to examine how these developments impacted the region’s citizens. South Asia’s Modern History begins with a general introduction which provides a geographical, environmental and historiographical overview. This is followed by thematic chapters which discuss Empire Building and State Formation, Agriculture and Agro-Economy, Silviculture and Scientific Forestry, Migration, Circulation and Diaspora, Industrialisation and Urbanisation and Knowledge, Science, Technology and Power, demonstrating common themes across the decades and centuries. This book will be perfect for all students of South Asian history.

Modern India 1886-1947

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Author: Sumit Sarkar

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9332540853

Category:

Page: 424

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Modern India provides an insight into the historiography of India and its freedom struggle from the colonial era to the year of Independence. It uses archival data from various sources and collates it with new research elements in the history of the period. As a result, it has been able to provide a critical perspective on the historical, political, social and cultural events of the time. The book is credited as one of the most widely read books on the topic and has changed our understanding of modern Indian history.

Modern South Asia

History, Culture, Political Economy

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Author: Sugata Bose,Ayesha Jalal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351603051

Category: History

Page: 278

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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.

Modern India

The Origins of an Asian Democracy

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Author: Judith Margaret Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198731139

Category: History

Page: 459

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This second edition of this widely used text covers the last two centuries of Indian history, concluding with an epilogue written from the perspective of the 1990s. It thematically and analytically discusses the emergence of India as one of the world's largest democracies and one of the most stable of the states to emerge from the experience of colonialism. The foundations of this rare phenomenon in either Asia or Africa are seen in India's society, the ideas and beliefs of her people, and the institutions of government and politics which have developed on the subcontinent, in a process of interaction between what was indigenous to India and the many external influences brought to bear on the country by economic, political, and ideological contact with the Western world. Modern scholarship has shown how diverse and complex was India's socio-economic and political development; and this theme runs through the study which eschews any simple understanding of India's politicaldevelopment as a clash between `imperialism' and 'nationalism', or the making of a new nation. The complexity reflects many of the continuing ambiguities and inequalities in the subcontinent's life and suggests why the structures of the state, and indeed the very nature of the Indian nation, are now being questioned, often with unprecedented public violence. India's dilemmas are not hers alone: they also raise economic, political, and social issues of profound significance throughout the contemporary world.

Amar Akbar Anthony

Bollywood, Brotherhood, and the Nation

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Author: William Elison,Christian Lee Novetzke,Andy Rotman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674504488

Category: History

Page: 334

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The 1977 blockbuster Amar Akbar Anthony about the heroics of three Bombay brothers separated in childhood became a classic of Hindi cinema and a touchstone of Indian popular culture. Beyond its comedy and camp is a potent vision of social harmony, but one that invites critique, as the authors show.

Savage Attack

Tribal Insurgency in India

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Author: Crispin Bates,Alpa Shah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351587439

Category: History

Page: 294

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In Savage Attack: Tribal Insurgency in India the authors ask whether there is anything particularly adivasi about the forms of resistance that have been labelled as adivasi movements. What does it mean to speak about adivasi as opposed to peasant resistance? Can one differentiate adivasi resistance from that of other lower castes such as the dalits? In this volume the authors move beyond stereotypes of tribal rebellion to argue that it is important to explore how and why particular forms of resistance are depicted as adivasi issues at particular points in time. Interpretations that have depicted adivasis as a united and highly politicised group of people have romanticised and demonized tribal society and history, thus denying the individuals and communities involved any real agency. Both the interpretations of the state and of left-wing supporters of tribal insurgencies have continued to ignore the complex realities of tribal life and the variety in the expressions of political activism that have resulted across the length and breadth of the Indian subcontinent.

Chotti Munda and His Arrow

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Author: Mahasweta Devi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470777710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Written in 1980, this novel by prize-winning Indian writer Mahasweta Devi, translated and introduced by Gayatri Chakravorty Sprivak, is remarkable for the way in which it touches on vital issues that have in subsequent decades grown into matters of urgent social conern. Written by one of India’s foremost novelists, and translated by an eminent cultural and critical theorist. Ranges over decades in the life of Chotti – the central character – in which India moves from colonial rule to independence, and then to the unrest of the 1970s. Traces the changes, some forced, some welcome, in the daily lives of a marginalized rural community. Raises questions about the place of the tribal on the map of national identity, land rights and human rights, the ‘museumization’ of ‘ethnic’ cultures, and the justifications of violent resistance as the last resort of a desperate people. Represents enlightening reading for students and scholars of postcolonial literature and postcolonial studies.

Strong Helpers' Teachings, Second Edition

The Value of Indigenous Knowledges in the Helping Professions

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Author: Cyndy Baskin

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551309424

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Strong Helpers’ Teachings encourages students, scholars, and practitioners in the human services, as well as anyone who has an interest in decolonization and healing, to recognize the value of Indigenous worldviews to all peoples. Cyndy Baskin demonstrates how these important Indigenous teachings, including holistic approaches, spirituality, and community ethics, can inform the work of those in the helping professions. Now in its second edition, Strong Helpers’ Teachings has been thoroughly updated and features new chapters on mental health, two-spirit peoples, supporting the helpers, and being an ally. Each chapter offers an Indigenous lens through which to explore issues and challenges in the helping professions, in areas as diverse as caring for children and families, healing justice, pedagogy, and research. This text incorporates the voices and perspectives of Indigenous Elders, scholars, and practitioners and provides illustrative examples through the stories of individuals, families, communities, and the author’s own experiences in teaching and practicing social work. This highly accessible text includes both theory and practice for those whose life’s work is helping others. It is an invaluable resource that offers pathways to collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in areas such as social work, child and youth studies, health care, and community development.

What’s Happening to India?

Punjab, Ethnic Conflict, and the Test for Federalism

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Author: Robin Jeffrey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349234109

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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Updated to cover events between 1986 and 1992, including the destruction of the mosque at Ayodhya in December 1992, the book analyses the secessionist crisis in Punjab which led to Indira Gandhi's murder and examines larger themes of ethnic conflict and threats to Indian unity. The Punjab example sheds light on processes at work in the rest of India, as the introduction to the new edition of the book points out. It also considers the domestic implications for India of a world in which 'socialism' and 'non-alignment' have lost much of their meaning.

Beyond Representation

Colonial and Postcolonial Constructions of Indian Identity

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Author: Crispin Bates

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195674972

Category: History

Page: 370

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The volume explores how the British rule and colonial constructions of identity affected the Indians. It studies the impact of colonialism on Indian identity from the point of view that emphasizes disjunctures as much as continuities. It also steps beyond this paradigm by airing a cross section of new and original research that examines the agency of Indians themselves in the process of identity formation and dialogical nature of Indian cultures.

Rethinking Indian Political Institutions

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Author: Crispin Bates,Subho Basu

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1843310805

Category: History

Page: 262

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This book explores various aspects and processes of the twentieth-century Indian state, from the central, Union government down to grassroot-level in the provinces and villages.

Indigenist Mobilization

Confronting Electoral Communism and Precarious Livelihoods in Post-Reform Kerala

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Author: Luisa Steur

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785333836

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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In Kerala, political activists with a background in Communism are now instead asserting political demands on the basis of indigenous identity. Why did a notion of indigenous belonging come to replace the discourse of class in subaltern struggles? Indigenist Mobilization answers this question through a detailed ethnographic study of the dynamics between the Communist party and indigenist activists, and the subtle ways in which global capitalist restructuring leads to a resonance of indigenist visions in the changing everyday working lives of subaltern groups in Kerala.

Kanthapura

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Author: Raja Rao

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811201681

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Originally published: London: Allen & Unwin, 1938.

Rethinking Disability in India

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Author: Anita Ghai

Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall

ISBN: 9780815373216

Category:

Page: 392

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Moving away from clinical, medical or therapeutic perspectives on disability, this book explores disability in India as a social, cultural and political phenomenon, arguing that this 'difference' should be accepted as a part of social diversity. It further interrogates the multiple issues of identification of the disabled and the forms of oppression they face.

Mission At and From the Margins

Patterns, Protagonists and Perspectives

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Author: Peniel Rajkumar,Joseph Prabhakar Dayam,I. P. Asheervadham

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498209564

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Mission At and From the Margins: Patterns, Protagonists and Perspective revisits the 'hi-stories' of Mission from the 'bottom up' paying critical attention to people, perspectives and patterns that have often been elided in the construction of mission history. Focusing on the mission story of Christian churches in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where Christianity is predominantly Dalit in its composition, this collection of essays, ushers its readers to re-shape their understanding of the landscape of mission history by drawing their attention to the silences and absences within pre-dominant historical accounts. Contributors drawn from various Christian denominations explore not only the complex, contested and complicated interplay between caste, colonialism and Christianity in Andhra Pradesh but also the contemporary challenges for Christian mission at a wider level. Not confining itself to the past history of Christian mission, the book engages critical issues as it analyses the missiological challenges of the present and offers theological imagination for the future of mission, which, while embracing the voices and visions of the margins, resists any and all forms of marginalization.

Expressions of Radicalization

Global Politics, Processes and Practices

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Author: Kristian Steiner,Andreas Önnerfors

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319655663

Category: Political Science

Page: 374

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This edited collection considers whether it is possible to discern how the level of ideology is affected by radicalization. In other words: what happens in the minds of people before they decide to use political violence as means to attain their goals? Also this book asks: what has to happen in the minds of people in order to preclude them from using political violence as a way of attaining their goals? This volume unites scholars from several disciplines and perspectives from a number of different geographical, social and cultural contexts with the overarching aim to refine our understanding of what ‘radicalization’ actually implies.

Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament

Perspectives on South Asia

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Author: Carol A. Breckenridge,Peter van der Veer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812214369

Category: History

Page: 355

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This book explores the ways in which colonial administrators constructed knowledge about the society and culture of India and the processes through which that knowledge has shaped past and present Indian reality.