South Asia and Africa After Independence: Post-colonialism in Historical Perspective by Bernard WaitesSouth Asia and Africa After Independence: Post-colonialism in Historical Perspective by Bernard Waites

South Asia and Africa After Independence: Post-colonialism in Historical Perspective

byBernard Waites

Hardcover | January 17, 2012

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Post-colonial South Asia and Africa invite comparison: along with their political boundaries, they inherited from colonial regimes administrative languages, a cluster of sovereign state institutions and modern economic nuclei. When they became independent, South Asian and African states were - for all their diversity - thrust into a common position in the international system, and embarked on a common history as 'emergent', 'non-aligned', 'developing nations'. This is the first book to offer a single-volume comparative history of postcolonial South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa in the first generation since independence.

South Asia and Africa After Independence draws together the political and economic history of these two regions, assessing the colonial impact, establishing breaks and continuities, and highlighting their diversity and interplay. Waites sets out a framework for analysing the first generation of post-colonial history, offering an interpretation of 'post-colonialism' as a historical phenomenon, and provocatively challenging us to re-think this term in relation to South Asian and African history. This book is an important reference for the study of global, world, African and South Asian history.
BERNARD WAITESVisiting Senior Research Fellow at theOpenUniversity, UK.His publications include A Class Society at War and Europe and the Third World (PalgraveMacmillan, 1999).
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Title:South Asia and Africa After Independence: Post-colonialism in Historical PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:472 pagesPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230239838

ISBN - 13:9780230239838

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Post-colonialism in Historical Perspective.- Post-colonial Trajectories in South Asia.- Democracy, Economic Planning and Economic Stagnation in India: 1947 c.1975.- Caste in post-colonial India.- Politics and Economics in Independent African States.- Nigeria and Congo-Zaire, 1960 - c.1975: Decolonisation, Civil War and State Recovery.- Nigeria and Congo-Zaire from the 1970s to Late 1990s: Regional Giants, Giant Failures?.- Colonialism, Post-colonialism and Ethnic Violence: the Examples of Rwanda and Burundi.- Angola and Mozambique.- Summary and Conclusions.- Bibliography.- Index.