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

Hardcover | February 15, 2012

byBernard Waites

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The first single-volume comparative history of postcolonial South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa in the first generation since independence. Drawing together detailed economic and political analysis, Waites assesses the colonial impact on these regions, establishing breaks and continuities, and highlighting their diversity and interplay.

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The first single-volume comparative history of postcolonial South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa in the first generation since independence. Drawing together detailed economic and political analysis, Waites assesses the colonial impact on these regions, establishing breaks and continuities, and highlighting their diversity and interplay.

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage: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