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The Resource Midnight's descendants : a history of South Asia since partition, John Keay

Midnight's descendants : a history of South Asia since partition, John Keay

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Midnight's descendants : a history of South Asia since partition
Title
Midnight's descendants
Title remainder
a history of South Asia since partition
Statement of responsibility
John Keay
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Midnight's Descendants, John Keay presents the first general history of present-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka and its peoples. The book examines the complex web of affiliations--of kinship, locality, language, tribe, clan, profession, and caste--that shape relations among the countries in the region. Keay argues that correlating and contrasting the fortunes of all the constituent nations since the 1947 partition affords unique insights into the tensions and conflicts that divide the region to this day"--
  • "Dispersed across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, Midnight's Descendants--the generations born since the 1947 'midnight hour partition' of British India--are the world's fastest growing population. This vast region and its peoples wield an enormous influence over global economics and geopolitics, yet their impact is too often simplified by accounts that focus solely on one nation and ignore the intricate web of affiliations that shape relations among British India's successor states. Now, in Midnight Descendants, celebrated historian John Keay presents the first comprehensive history of this complex and interconnected region, delving deep into the events that have shaped its past and continue to guide its future. The 1947 partition was devastating to the larger of the newly created states, and it continues to haunt them to this day. Joined by their common origin and the fear of further partition, the five key nations of South Asia have progressed in tandem to a large degree. These countries have been forced to grapple with common challenges, from undeveloped economies and fractured societies to foreign interventions and the fraught legacy of imperialism, leaving them irrevocably intertwined. Combining authoritative historical analysis with vivid reportage, Keay masterfully charts South Asia's winding path toward modernization and democratization over the past sixty years. Along the way, he unravels the volatile India-Pakistan relationship; the rise of religious fundamentalism; the wars that raged in Kashmir and Sri Lanka; and the fortunes of millions of South Asia migrants dispersed throughout the world, creating a full and nuanced understanding of this dynamic region. Expansive and dramatic, Midnight's Descendants is a sweeping narrative of South Asia's recent history, from the aftermath of the 1947 partition to the region's present-day efforts to transcend its turbulent past and assume its rightful role in global politics"--
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Keay, John
Dewey number
954.04
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS340
LC item number
.K37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Asia
  • South Asia
  • South Asia
  • Regionalism
  • Geopolitics
  • South Asia
Label
Midnight's descendants : a history of South Asia since partition, John Keay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Casting the die -- Counting the cost -- "Who has not heard of the Vale of Cashmere?" -- Past conditional -- Reality check -- Power to the people -- An ill-starred conjunction -- Two-way tickets, double standards -- Things fall apart -- Outside the gates -- India astir
Control code
ocn864709633
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 392 pages
Isbn
9780465021802
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013045232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465021802
  • (OCoLC)864709633
Label
Midnight's descendants : a history of South Asia since partition, John Keay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Casting the die -- Counting the cost -- "Who has not heard of the Vale of Cashmere?" -- Past conditional -- Reality check -- Power to the people -- An ill-starred conjunction -- Two-way tickets, double standards -- Things fall apart -- Outside the gates -- India astir
Control code
ocn864709633
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 392 pages
Isbn
9780465021802
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013045232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465021802
  • (OCoLC)864709633

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