A History of India

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2010-04-12
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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This new edition of Burton Stein's classic A History of India builds on the success of the original to provide an updated narrative of the development of Indian society, culture, and politics from 7000 BC to the present. New edition of Burton Stein's classic text provides a narrative from 7000 BC up to the twenty-first century Includes updated and extended coverage of the modern period, with a new chapter covering the death of Nehru in 1964 to the present Expands coverage of India's internal political and economic development, and its wider diplomatic role in the region Features a new introduction, updated glossary and further reading sections, and numerous figures, photographs and fully revised maps

Author Biography

At the time of his death Burton Stein was Professorial Research Associate in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He had previously held professorships at the universities of Minnesota and Hawaii. His publications included Peasant State and Society in Medieval South India (1980) and Thomas Munro: The Origins of the Colonial State and his Vision of Empire (1989). David Arnold is Professor of Asian and Global History at the University of Warwick. His publications include The Problem of Nature (Blackwell, 1996) and Gandhi (2001).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. viii
List of Mapsp. x
Series Editor's Prefacep. xi
Introduction to Burton Stein's A History of Indiap. xiv
Acknowledgements to First Editionp. xxii
p. 1
Introductionp. 7
The Physical Settingp. 8
The Social Settingp. 14
Resituating Communities and Statesp. 21
Historian's Choicep. 35
Ancient Indiap. 37
Chronologyp. 38
Ancient Daysp. 39
The Pre-formation of Indian Civilizationp. 39
Vedic Culturep. 46
Political and Religious Developmentsp. 53
Religion in the Later Vedic Periodp. 59
The Nature of the Mauryan Kingdomp. 68
Towards the Classical Patternp. 75
Early Hinduismp. 79
Developments in the Southp. 84
The Age of the Early Empiresp. 85
The Gupta Classical Patternp. 90
The Classical Pattern Elaborated and Extended: the Southp. 96
Medieval and Early Modern Indiap. 103
Chronologyp. 104
Medieval Indiap. 105
Introductionp. 105
Medieval Kingdomsp. 110
The Role of the Southern Kingdomsp. 124
The Advent of Islamp. 129
The Indian Development of Islamp. 138
The Deccan and the Southp. 146
Vijayanagarap. 147
States and Communitiesp. 150
Early Modern Indiap. 155
Introductionp. 155
The Mughal Empirep. 159
The Wars of the Mughal Successionp. 171
The Last Act of the Mughalsp. 179
The Maratha Momentp. 185
The Shadow of Europep. 193
The East India Companyp. 196
Introductionp. 196
The Joint Trajectory of Developmentp. 201
The Company Perpetuates the Pastp. 211
The Emergence of a New Orderp. 215
Mutiny and Revoltp. 222
Late Company Rulep. 223
Contemporary South Asiap. 225
Chronologyp. 226
The Crown Replaces the Companyp. 227
The Contemporary Statep. 227
After the Mutinyp. 229
The Rule of the Rajp. 239
The Political Economy of the Late Nineteenth Centuryp. 247
Cultural Change, Education and New Classesp. 253
The Politicization of Class, Caste and Genderp. 262
Towards Freedomp. 274
Two Types of Nationalismp. 274
Early Congress and Its Adversariesp. 277
War, Sacrifice and Mass Political Mobilizationp. 287
Imperialism's Paradoxical Enemyp. 289
The First Campaignsp. 294
Between Campaignsp. 299
Conditions for a New Politicsp. 306
Gandhi's Triumphp. 308
Civil Disobediencep. 308
The Left in Politicsp. 325
The Right Prevailsp. 332
War and the Last Act Beginsp. 338
The Bitter Victory of Partitionp. 348
New States, Old Nationsp. 357
Territorial Passagep. 357
The Promises of Independencep. 358
Pakistan in Parallelp. 368
The Green Revolution: Promise of Plentyp. 376
Environmental Problems, Old and Newp. 377
The Condition of Women: Broken Promisesp. 384
Communal Politics: Shattered Pluralismp. 388
India and the Worldp. 393
Promises Kept, Promises Brokenp. 396
Another Indiap. 398
The Nehruvian Consensusp. 399
Eroding Consensusp. 402
Failure on the Leftp. 406
Hindu Nationalismp. 409
Rise of the Hindu Rightp. 410
Economic Liberalizationp. 413
The Indian Statep. 417
Notesp. 421
Glossary of Non-English Termsp. 425
Further Readingp. 430
Indexp. 435
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