Colonial Lahore: A History of the City and Beyond by Ian TalbotColonial Lahore: A History of the City and Beyond by Ian Talbot

Colonial Lahore: A History of the City and Beyond

byIan Talbot, Tahir Kamran

Hardcover | March 29, 2017

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A number of studies of colonial Lahore in recent years have explored such themes as the city's modernity, its cosmopolitanism and the rise of communalism, which culminated in the bloodletting of 1947. This first synoptic history moves away from the prism of the Great Divide of 1947 to examinethe cultural and social connections, which linked colonial Lahore with North India and beyond. In contrast to portrayals of Lahore as inward looking and a world unto itself, the authors argue that imperial globalization intensified long established exchanges of goods, people and ideas. Ian Talbot and Tahir Kamran's book is reflective of concerns arising from the global history of Empire and the new urban history of South Asia. These are addressed thematically rather than through a conventional chronological narrative, as the book uncovers previously neglected areas of Lahore'shistory, including the links between Lahore's and Bombay's early film industries and the impact on the "tourist gaze" of the consumption of both text and visual representation of India in newsreels and photographs.
Ian Talbot is Professor of modern British history and formerly head of history at the University of Southampton. He has written numerous books on the Partition of India, and the modern history of Pakistan. Tahir Kamran teaches history at G. C. University, Lahore and was until recently Allama Iqbal Fellow at the University of Cambridge ...
Title:Colonial Lahore: A History of the City and BeyondFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.98 inPublished:March 29, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190642939

ISBN - 13:9780190642938

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