Routledge Handbook of Indian and South Asian History by Crispin BatesRoutledge Handbook of Indian and South Asian History by Crispin Bates

Routledge Handbook of Indian and South Asian History

byCrispin BatesEditorCrispin Bates

Hardcover | May 8, 2018

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ThisHandbookpresents key issues in Indian and South Asian history from earliest time to 1947, with an emphasis on the modern period since 1600. Written by experts in their respective areas, theHandbookintroduces the reader to the field. The book is structured chronologically and highlights issues that have most intensely concerned historians as well as innovative departures and areas of investigation in recent scholarship. Topics discussed include subjects that are still of relevance in contemporary India, such as Islamic, Hindu and Sikh Revivalism, Hindu nationalism, gender and the Indian family, and low-caste politics. Chapters included also deal with the histories of Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. The last section of the book covers the partition of India and Pakistan and the modern history of South Asia after independence. It concludes with a summary chapter on South Asia and the modern world. Time lines, maps and complete bibliographies for further reading complement this comprehensive reference work. It will be an invaluable source of information to students and academics interested in South Asian studies, colonial history and modern Asian history.

Crispin Bates is presently a Reader in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, where he teaches modern South Asian history from 1750 to the present day. He is also Director of Edinburgh University's Centre for South Asian studies. He has published widely on various aspects of Indian social and ec...
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Title:Routledge Handbook of Indian and South Asian HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.98 inPublished:May 8, 2018Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415489784

ISBN - 13:9780415489782

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