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A concise history of modern India / Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf.

By: Metcalf, Barbara Daly | , 1941-.
Contributor(s): Metcalf, Thomas R | Metcalf, Barbara Daly | , 1934- | , 1941-. Concise history of India.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cambridge concise histories: Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006Edition: 3rd ed.Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 337 pages) : illustrations, maps.ISBN: 9781107619128; 0511246986; 0511245580; 9780511245589; 0511243332; 9780511243332; 9780511812750; 0511812752; 9780511244834; 0511244835; 128183646X; 9781281836465.Subject(s): Electronic resource | HISTORY | | India -- History | India | IndienGenre/Form: History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Concise history of modern India.DDC classification: 954 Online resources: EBSCO eBooks
Contents:
Sultans, mughals, and pre-colonial Indian society Mughal twilight : the emergence of regional states and the East India Company The East India Company Raj, 1772-1850 Revolt, the modern state, and colonized subjects, 1848-1885 Civil society, colonial constraints, 1885-1919 The crisis of the colonial order, 1919-1939 . The 1940s : triumph and tragedy Congress Raj : democracy and development, 1950-1989 Democratic India in the nineties : coalitions, class, community, consumers, and conflict
Summary: In a second edition of their successful Concise History of Modern India, Barbara Metcalf and Thomas Metcalf explore India's modern history afresh and update the events of the last decade. These include the takeover of Congress from the seemingly entrenched Hindu nationalist party in 2004, India's huge advances in technology and the country's new role as a major player in world affairs. From the days of the Mughals, through the British Empire, and into Independence, the country has been transformed by its institutional structures. It is these institutions which have helped bring about the social, cultural and economic changes that have taken place over the last half century and paved the way for the modern success story. Despite these advances, poverty, social inequality and religious division still fester. In response to these dilemmas, the book grapples with questions of caste and religious identity, and the nature of the Indian nation.
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History & Geography
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Originally published: A concise history of India. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Sultans, mughals, and pre-colonial Indian society
Mughal twilight : the emergence of regional states and the East India Company
The East India Company Raj, 1772-1850
Revolt, the modern state, and colonized subjects, 1848-1885
Civil society, colonial constraints, 1885-1919
The crisis of the colonial order, 1919-1939
. The 1940s : triumph and tragedy
Congress Raj : democracy and development, 1950-1989
Democratic India in the nineties : coalitions, class, community, consumers, and conflict

In a second edition of their successful Concise History of Modern India, Barbara Metcalf and Thomas Metcalf explore India's modern history afresh and update the events of the last decade. These include the takeover of Congress from the seemingly entrenched Hindu nationalist party in 2004, India's huge advances in technology and the country's new role as a major player in world affairs. From the days of the Mughals, through the British Empire, and into Independence, the country has been transformed by its institutional structures. It is these institutions which have helped bring about the social, cultural and economic changes that have taken place over the last half century and paved the way for the modern success story. Despite these advances, poverty, social inequality and religious division still fester. In response to these dilemmas, the book grapples with questions of caste and religious identity, and the nature of the Indian nation.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-321) and index.

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