Sources of Indian Tradition: Modern India and Pakistan by Ainslie EmbreeSources of Indian Tradition: Modern India and Pakistan by Ainslie Embree

Sources of Indian Tradition: Modern India and Pakistan

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Paperback | May 20, 1988

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Since 1958 one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia (now the nation-states of India, Pakstan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal), this classic is now extensively revised, with much new material added. Introductory essays explain the particular settings in which leading Indian thinkers have expressed their ideas about religious, social, political, and economic questions. Brief summaries precede each passage from their writings or sayings.

Chapters address the opening of India to the West; Hindu and Muslim social and religious reform movements; the emergence of both moderate and extremist nationalisms; the thought of Mahatma Gandhi; public policies for independent India; Pakistan's formation as an Islamic state, and other topics.

Stephen Hay is associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His previous works include Asian Ideas of East and West and Dialogue Between a Theist and an Idolator (edited).
Title:Sources of Indian Tradition: Modern India and PakistanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 5.8 × 8.9 × 0.68 inPublished:May 20, 1988Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231064152

ISBN - 13:9780231064156


Table of Contents

20. The Opening of India to the West21. The Renascence of Hinduism22. Nationalism Takes Root: The Moderates23. The Marriage of Politics and Religion: The Extremists24. The Muslim Revival25. Tagore and Gandhi26. Pakistan: Its Founding and Future27. Six Paths to India's Future

Editorial Reviews

For over thirty years, anyone seriously interested in India has always had to keep a copy of this classic within arm's reach. Sources of Indian Tradition is so useful -- as a reference work, sourcebook, or textbook -- that it has been indispensable to scholars all over the world. I welcome the 'return' of this important work to the marketplace. Better still, I am delighted to note that, in matters of fine-tuning, this is an improved and updated and revised version.