India: The Definitive History
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BeschreibungUtilizing a nonwestern, indigenous approach, award-winning author D.R. SarDesai presents the history of India in its entire civilizational depth
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction: Approaches to Indian History I: The Cultural Heritage * 1. Indus Valley Civilization and the Question of the Aryans * 2. Evolution of Hinduism * 3. The Heterodox Religions * 4. Hindu Literature and Philosophy * 5. Formation of Kingdoms and Republics * 6. Advent of Islam * 7. Islam and the Subcontinent * 8. Rise and Fall of the Mughals II: The Colonial Experience * 9. The Early Trading Contacts with the Europeans * 10. From Trade to Territory * 11. Agents of Change * 12. Indian Props of British Empire * 13. British-Indian Encounters * 14. Balance Sheet of British Imperialism III: The Nationalist Movement * 15. India Finds Itself * 16. Beginnings of Indian Nationalism * 17. Gandhi and the Key Landmarks in the Indian Freedom Movement * 18. Nehru, Swaraj, and Socialism * 19. Bose, the Indian National Army, and World War II * 20. Jinnahs Two-Nation Theory and the Partition IV: Fruits of Freedom * 21. Postcolonial Problems * 22. The Political Process * 23. The Center-State Relations * 24. Planning and Economic Development * 25. India and the World * 26. India and Global Concerns
PortraitD. R. SarDesai is former Chairperson of South and Southeast Asian Studies and the first holder of the Doshi Chair in Indian History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Southeast Asia: Past and Present 5th Edition (Westview Press, 2003). He is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Yadunandan Center for India Studies for his caring and distinguished work in South and Southeast Asian studies.
Pressestimmen"This comprehensive history of India does it all, covering geography, religion, politics, economics, times of Mughal rule and British colonialism, as well a chronicle of India since independence up to the present. SarDesai has created an indispensable resource for understanding the complexity of India, past, present, and future."
--Christopher Key Chapple, Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
"SarDesai offers a comprehensive history of India based on a lifetime of intimate and deep study ... An authoritative guide backed by SarDesai's deep and exhaustive knowledge of the sources ... the volume's great strength is its comprehensiveness, its readability, and ... it goes the extra step of explaining concepts and terms that make it a very valuable guide to those coming to this rich subject for the first time ... This book is the most sophisticated and erudite history of India penned by an Indian scholar."
--Roger D. Long, Professor of History, Eastern Michigan University
"This book is not just a history of India - although quite comprehensive in coverage of that subject - from one scholar's point of view. Nor is it just a chronology of events like most other books on Indian history. It is much more. . . . If you want to read a good book about India, not just about its past . . . but also its present and future, I urge you to get a copy of this book and read it." --"BIZ INDIA Magazine"
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: WESTVIEW PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2007
Seitenanzahl: 486 Seiten