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208 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library
HISTORY-296C-01, HISTORY-396C-01
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xxxiv, 326 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 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, 1848-85-- 5. Civil society, colonial constraints, 1885-1919-- 6. The crisis of the colonial order, 1919-39-- 7. The 1940s: triumph and tragedy-- 8. Congress Raj: democracy and development, 1950-89-- 9. Democratic India at the turn of the Millennium: prosperity, poverty, power.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107672185 20160615
A Concise History of Modern India by Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf, has become a classic in the field since it was first published in 2001. As a fresh interpretation of Indian history from the Mughals to the present, it has informed students across the world. In the third edition of the book, a final chapter charts the dramatic developments of the last twenty years, from 1990 through the Congress electoral victory of 2009, to the rise of the Indian high-tech industry in a country still troubled by poverty and political unrest. The narrative focuses on the fundamentally political theme of the imaginative and institutional structures that have successively sustained and transformed India, first under British colonial rule and then, after 1947, as an independent country. Woven into the larger political narrative is an account of India's social and economic development and its rich cultural life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107672185 20160615
Green Library
HISTORY-296C-01, HISTORY-396C-01
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xvii, 490 p. ; 22 cm.
Bhartendu Harishchandra, 1850-1885, Hindi litterateur.
Green Library
HISTORY-296C-01, HISTORY-396C-01
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xcii, 201 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-296C-01, HISTORY-396C-01
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xxxi, 407 p. ; 23 cm.
For politicians and social scientists the 50th year of Pakistan's independence will be a time for stock-taking. A time to decipher and decode the country. However, an alternative view of history emerges from the work of the country's fiction writers. Drawn from all the major languages of Pakistan, this anthology is an attempt to read the country through its fiction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195778182 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-296C-01, HISTORY-396C-01
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xvii, 189 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Introduction 2The Command of Language and the Language of Command 3Law and the Colonial State in India 4The Transformation of Objects into Artifacts, Antiquities, and Art in Nineteenth-Century India 5Cloth, Clothes, and Colonialism: India in the Nineteenth Century Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691000435 20160528
This collection of his writings in the last fifteen years discusses areas in which the colonial impact has generally been overlooked. The essays form an exploration of the ways in which the British discovery, collection, and codification of information about Indian project of control and command. He also asserts that an arena of colonial power that seemed most benign and most susceptible to indigenous influences - mostly law - in fact became responsible for the institutional reactivation of peculiarly British notions about how to regulate a colonial society made up of "others". he shows how the very orientalist imagination that led to brilliant antiquarian collections, archaeological finds, and photographic forays were in fact forms of constructing an India that could be better packaged, inferiorized, and ruled. A final essay on cloth suggests how clothes have been part of the history of both colonialism and anticolonialism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691032931 20160528
Bernard Cohn's interest in the construction of Empire as an intellectual and cultural phenomenon has set the agenda for the academic study of modern Indian culture for over two decades. His earlier publications have shown how dramatic British innovations in India, including revenue and legal systems, led to fundamental structural changes in Indian social relations. This collection of his writings in the last fifteen years discusses areas in which the colonial impact has generally been overlooked. The essays form a multifaceted exploration of the ways in which the British discovery, collection, and codification of information about Indian society contributed to colonial cultural hegemony and political control.Cohn argues that the British Orientalists' study of Indian languages was important to the colonial project of control and command. He also asserts that an arena of colonial power that seemed most benign and most susceptible to indigenous influences - mostly law - in fact became responsible for the institutional reactivation of peculiarly British notions about how to regulate a colonial society made up of "others". He shows how the very Orientalist imagination that led to brilliant antiquarian collections, archaeological finds, and photographic forays were in fact forms of constructing an India that could be better packaged, inferiorized, and ruled. A final essay on cloth suggests how clothes have been part of the history of both colonialism and anticolonialism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691000435 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-296C-01, HISTORY-396C-01
Book
173 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-296C-01, HISTORY-396C-01
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xv, 332 p. : 2 maps ; 25 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-296C-01, HISTORY-396C-01