South Asia's modern history : thematic perspectives / Michael Mann.
By: Mann, Michael | .Material type: BookPublisher: Routledge 2015Description: ix, 426 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780415628662; 9780415628655 (hardback : alk. paper); 9780415628662 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Empire building in South Asia | Agriculture and Agro-Economy | Silviculture | Scientific forestry | Urbanisation and Industrialisation | Migrartion | South Asia -- History | South Asia -- Politics and government | South Asia -- Economic conditionsDDC classification: 954
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his comprehensive history of modern South Asia explores the historical development of the Subcontinent from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day from local and regional, as opposed to European, perspectives. Michael Mann charts the role of emerging states within the Mughal Empire, the gradual British colonial expansion in the political setting of the Subcontinent and shows how the modern state formation usually associated with Western Europe can be seen in some regions of India, linking Europe and South Asia together as part of a shared world history. This book looks beyond the Subcontinent's post-colonial history to consider the political, economic, social and cultural development of Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as Sri Lanka and Nepal, and to examine how these developments impacted the region's citizens. South Asia's Modern History begins with a general introduction which provides a geographical, environmental and historiographical overview. This is followed by thematic chapters which discuss Empire Building and State Formation, Agriculture and Agro-Economy, Silviculture and Scientific Forestry, Migration, Circulation and Diaspora, Industrialisation and Urbanisation and Knowledge, Science, Technology and Power, demonstrating common themes across the decades and centuries. This book will be perfect for all students of South Asian history.
South Asia: a geographical, environmental and historiographical introduction -- Geographical and political South Asia -- Historiography of modern South Asia since the 1980s -- The concept of this book -- Part I. State formation and empire building in South Asia c. 1660-1800 -- Forms and models: a theoretical approach -- State formation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries -- Part II. Patriotisms and nationalisms in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- The great rebellion (1857-59) -- National movements (1860-1947) -- Part III. Empire building and state formation in South-Asia 1858-1998 -- The British Raj in India (1858-1947) -- Indian monarchies and principalities -- India, Pakistan and Bangladesh -- Part IV. Agriculture and agro-economy -- Themes and subjects -- South Asia's agriculture in the eighteenth century -- Continuities, changes and breaks under the colonial rule -- Characteristics and consequences of colonial agrarian policy -- The Green Revolution and the Gene Revolution 1960-2010 -- Part V. Silviculture and scientific forestry -- Nature, culture and time -- Forest management in South Asia until 1820 -- The impact of scientific forestry (1860-1920) -- Increasing exploitation and growing resistance 1920-1990 -- The new millennium -- Part VI. Migration, circulation and diaspora -- Theories and thoughts -- Early South Asian migration and diaspora communities -- South Asians on the new sub-continental and global labour markets -- Recruitment of indentured labourers -- Migration and settlement -- South Asian communities overseas -- Migrants, twice migrants, guest workers -- A global Indian diaspora? -- Part VII. Urbanisation and industrialisation -- General observations on urban history and urban development -- Overall trends in crafts and industries -- Industrialisation and de-industrialisation -- Indian owned industries -- The labour market and labourer's organisations -- Urbanisation -- Municipality and urban planning -- Urban development after 1947: metropolises, megacities, middle towns -- Part VIII. Knowledge, science, technology and power -- Themes, theories and subjects -- Education: schools, colleges, universities -- History and historiography -- Natural sciences: botany, geography and geology -- From medical knowledge to scientific medicine -- Irrigation systems and hydraulic constructions -- Railway construction and railway networks -- Telecommunication systems and networks -- Afterthought and prospect.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-419) and index.