A History of the New India : Past and Present, Paperback / softback Book

A History of the New India : Past and Present Paperback / softback


Providing a different approach to the history of India than previously advocated, this textbook argues that there was constant interaction between peoples and cultures.

This interactive, dialogic approach provides a clear understanding of how power and social relations operated in South Asia.

Covering the history of India from Mughal times to the first years of Independence, the book consists of chapters divided roughly between political and thematic questions.

Topics discussed include:Mughal warfare and military developmentsThe construction of Indian cultureIndian, regional and local political articulationIndia's Independence and the end of British RuleWomen and governmentalityThe rise of the Dalit movementAs well as a detailed timeline that provides a useful overview of key events in the history of India, a set of background reading is included after each chapter for readers who wish to go beyond the remit of this text.

Written in an accessible, narrative style, the textbook will be suitable in courses on Indian and South Asian history, as well as courses on world history and South Asian studies.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 186 pages, 4 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780415435796



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