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  Reviews in History: Modern South Asia: History Culture, Political Economy
Works of synthesis on modern South Asia have not kept up with the flow of monographs, the installments of Subaltern Studies or the articles that appear in profusion in The Indian Journal of Economic and Social History or in Modern Asian Studies.
Modern South Asia introduces the reader not merely to new interpretations of topics such as the rise of British power, nationalism and partition, but to new perspectives on the subject as a whole.
A narrow elite were able to use western concepts of nation and state as the means to obtain power over the rest of the population and to perpetuate the subordination of the 'subalterns'.
www.history.ac.uk /reviews/paper/marshall.html   (2395 words)

  History of South Asia Information - TextSheet.com
This article is about the history of South Asia.
The territory of South Asia has been the home of many civilizations.
British traders arrived in South Asia in 1601, but the British Empire did not consolidate control of the region until the latter half of the 18th century.
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/history_of_south_asia.html   (467 words)

 An Agrarian History of South Asia
David Ludden's An Agrarian History of South Asia is the fourth volume in The New Cambridge History of India, Part IV: The Evolution of Contemporary South Asia.
Ludden is Professor of History and member of the graduate group in South Asia Regional Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and perhaps the foremost contemporary authority on the historical development of agrarian institutions of the South Asian subcontinent.
From the middle of the 1st millennium AD Brahmanical influence increased, kings enforced their religious duty (dharma) by upholding the right of first possession to those who cleared the land, patriarchal authority and social rankings into caste were extended and formed the basis of alliances and transaction networks, and conquest colonization began.
www.eh.net /bookreviews/library/0250.shtml   (1205 words)

History is the spectacle of these crystallizations and exchanges (not always peaceful!), seen through a deformed vision which is the political territories superposing on the natural territories.
The earliest inhabitants of South Asia East are generally called austro-Asians (or proto Malayan) This people has been spreading (Austro-NĂ©sian group) in Indonesia, in the Philippines, in New Guinea, in Australia, in New Zealand, in Polynesia...
In the south of the Han Empire, Champa (kingdom of Chams) appears This indianized kingdom is very influenced by Java because of its maritime vocation.
www.angkor-planet.com /UK-hase.html   (2662 words)

 History of South Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term South Asia usually refers to the political entities of the Indian subcontinent, the Republic of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan, including the island nations of Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
See History of India and History of Pakistan for the history of the subcontinent proper.
For the histories of the other nations usually considered in South Asia, see:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_South_Asia   (135 words)

 History of South Asia and East Asia
Teaches courses on modern Japanese history with a primary research interest in labor and the social and political history of modern Japan.
His current projects include: the genesis of modern China's economic bureaucracy; the history of China's mid-20th century "transitions" on the mainland and Taiwan; and the structure of modern Chinese capitalism.
Philip A. Kuhn, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
www.people.fas.harvard.edu /~sjsmith/faculty/by_area/south_asia_east_asia.htm   (414 words)

 South Asia: History and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The South Asian subcontinent is the geographical setting for the Indian cultural region.
Emphasis is on the evolution religious philosophical, institutional and cultural foundations of South Asia prior to the Islamic invasions.
The final segment of the course is an evaluative study of the processes and problems of viability, modernization, and survival in a complex regional and global context.
library.kcc.hawaii.edu /external/asdp/history/sasian/hista-50.html   (1147 words)

 Science in India: History of mathematics: Indian Mathematicians and Astronomers,
A particularly important development in the history of Indian science that was to have a profound impact on all mathematical treatises that followed was the pioneering work by Panini (6th C BC) in the field of Sanskrit grammar and linguistics.
There was already a long and established history in the use of decimal numbers, and philosophical and cosmological constructs encouraged a creative and expansive approach to number theory.
Yet, few modern compendiums on the history of mathematics have paid adequate attention to the often pioneering and revolutionary contributions of Indian mathematicians.
members.tripod.com /~INDIA_RESOURCE/mathematics.htm   (4603 words)

 The Agrarian History of South Asia: A Bibliographic Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The intellectual history of political economy in South Asia also includes social and cultural thought that is not covered in histories of economics.
Tuk-Tuk Kumar, History of rice in India: mythology, culture, and agriculture (Delhi: 1988) is a cultural history of one crop.
Current approaches to early modernity in South Asia have emerged from the connected histories of overseas trade, inland economies, agrarian societies, and regional polities, as studies of the eighteenth century have forced a reconsideration of transitions between Mughal and British periods.
www.sas.upenn.edu /~dludden/bibessay.htm   (6092 words)

 SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY: India, Ancient, Medieval, Colonization, Philosophy, Culture, indian, art, science
The history of Orissa makes an interesting case-study in that its history is in many ways atypical from that of the northern plains and many of the common generalizations that are made about Indian history do not seem to apply to the Oriya region.
A critical examination of official Pakistani histories concerning the invasion of Sindh by the Bin Qasim militias and the subsequent impact on the development of civilization and culture in Sindh.
Thus, in its broad contours the history of India is as much the history of the entire sub-continent and vice-versa.
india_resource.tripod.com /sahistory.html   (2879 words)

 General bibliiography of pre-modern history in South Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Acharyya, N. The History of Medieval Assam, From the 13th to the 17th Century; A Critical and Comprehensive History of Assam During the First Four Centuries of Ahom Rule.
Basak, R. History of Northeast India, Extending From the Foundation of the Gupta Empire to the Rise of the Pala Dynasty of Bengal (c.
Majumdar, A. Chaulukyas of Gujarat; a Survey of the History and Culture of Gujarat From the Middle of the 10th to the End of the 13th C. Bombay: BVB, 1956.
www.sas.upenn.edu /~dludden/pre-mod-bib.htm   (4655 words)

 History of Nations
Asia - This is for the nations of the world which are located in Asia.
South America - This is for the nations of the world located in South America.
History Posters - History of Nations has partnered with Art.com to offer a selection of history themed posters.
www.historyofnations.net   (523 words)

 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page
It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures.
To present a diversity of source material in modern European, American, and Latin American history, as well as a significant amount of materal pertinent to world cultures and global studies.
Although the history of social and cultural elite groups remains important to historians, the lives of non-elite women, people of color, lesbians and gays are also well represented here.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modsbook.html   (951 words)

 Notes: Modern South Asia: History Culture, Political Economy
Although there is an undercurrent of relating events as the book unfolds, perhaps to reacquaint rather than teach the reader with the history of the region, background and common knowledge is assumed throughout.
Nevertheless, while the entire work adds valuable knowledge to an understanding of South Asia, its worth is derived from its conclusions on the history surrounding partition.
Since the Bengalis in the east had a majority in Pakistan, "It was only by delaying the drafting of the constitution for nine long years and postponing general elections that the civil-military axis, in conjunction with segments of dominant social classes in the western wing, managed to forestall Bengali dominance" (214).
www.garretwilson.com /books/modernsouthasia.html   (1852 words)

 History Short Period: South Asia Since 1880 (V1259)
This second year course examines the history of South Asia since 1880.
It concentrates on the impact of colonialism on the Indian subcontinent and on the formation of the modern South Asian States of India and Pakistan.
The culture of colonialism, the nature of the colonial state and the emergence of nationalism are themes which are explored.
www.sussex.ac.uk /history/V1259.html   (170 words)

 SOAS:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
History of science, technology and medicine; colonialism and nationalism in modern South Asia.
The history of modern South Asia; Indian agrarian history, especially Bihar and Eastern India; European surveys in India, c.
Cultures of Confinement: The History of the Prison in Asia and Africa
www.soas.ac.uk /staff/staff.cfm?deptid=12   (608 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Islam and Muslim History in South Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The essays in this volume address key themes in the history of the Muslims of South Asia: conversion to Islam, the impact of print, the emergence of this-worldly religion, the process of 'secularization', the relationship between religion and politics, and response to the most important scholarly contributions to the field over the last twenty years.
The title of this book is somewhat misleading since it is not a systematic history of the Muslims of south Asia.
Professor Francis Robinson is professor of the history of South Asia at the university of London and the author of Separatism among Indian Muslims: The Politics of the United Provinces' Muslims 1860-1923 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1974).
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0195649672   (1073 words)

 History South East Asia - Biggest south resource on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Latah In South-east Asia: The History And Ethnography Of A Culture-bound Syndrome.
South East Asia's geography, history, linguistic diversity, religions and economic growth areas to those unfamiliar with the region.
Southeast Asia is a sub region of Asia.
south.mobilrun.info /index.php?k=history-south-east-asia   (1003 words)

 SOAS: History: Course Unit: Introduction to the History of South Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
SOAS: History: Course Unit: Introduction to the History of South Asia
South Asia (comprising present-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal) has a long, enthralling history.
This course, beginning with the Harappan or Indus Valley civilization, and concluding with the recent, post-colonial past, traces the main stages in the historical evolution of the region, outlines the principal historical controversies, and considers the factors that have made the region historically distinctive.
www.soas.ac.uk /studying/coursedetail.cfm?coursesunitsid=1418   (95 words)

 An Agrarian History of South Asia - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Adopting a long-term view of history, it treats South Asia not as a single civilization territory, but rather as a patchwork of agrarian regions, each with their own social, cultural and political histories.
Subsequent chapters consider the emergence of agrarian capitalism in village societies under the British, and demonstrate how economic development in contemporary South Asia continues to reflect the influence of agrarian localism.
As a comparative synthesis of the literature on agrarian regimes in South Asia, the book promises to be a valuable resource for students of agrarian and regional history as well as of comparative world history.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/print.asp?isbn=0521364248&print=y   (213 words)

 Nature, Culture, Imperialism-Essays on the Environmental History of south Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This volume brings together a set of pioneering essays in the environmental history of South Asia, written by some of the best-known historians of the subcontinent.
Environmental history, the study of changing human relations with the natural world, is a fast developing field of historical enquiry.
In both ecological and cultural terms, South Asia is characterized by an unparalleled diversity.
www.indiaclub.com /html/9720.htm   (261 words)

 CR: HI/0158 (sec 1) History of Modern South Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh from colonial subjugation to the present is the topic of "Introduction to South Asian History, 1700-1998".
However, don't expect to learn social or political history, as class members were disappointed to find that the class focused more on the economic and ecological history of South Asia.
Students said that his lectures were clear, but not motivating or especially dynamic, though he did have immense knowledge of South Asia.
www.brown.edu /Students/Critical_Review/2000.2001.2/HI0158_1GUH.html   (361 words)

 Asia Bookroom: South East Asia - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia is a multi-authored treatment of the whole of mainland and island Southeast Asia from Burma to Indonesia.
Unlike other histories of the region, it is not divided on a country-by-country basis and is not structured purely chronologically, but rather takes a thematic and regional approach to Southeast Asia’s history.
This volume, the second and final in the series, takes us into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from the late eighteenth century of the Christian era when most of the region was incorporated into European empires to the complexity and dramatic change of the post-World War II period.
www.oldbookroom.com /frontpagelists/seAsiahist.htm   (250 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This is an eighth grade level account of India's history written in a high-sounding English.
One such aspect is the causes and consequences of the partition of India, the role of three parties - the British, Indian National Congress and the Muslim League.
While this book provides is a good general review of the events in the subcontinent over the last 300 years, it is not rigorous in its treatment of various events that have occured.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0415169518   (535 words)

 Modern South Asia - History, Culture, Political Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A new and authoritative synthesis of history, culture and political economy that introduces the readers not merely to new interpretations of topics but to new perspectives on the subject of modern South Asia.
This book is a comprehensive and subtle history of South Asia which addresses the issues which currently dominate a highly creative body of historical writings.
The authors' purpose in Modern South Asia is to synthesize the illuminating but partial disciplinary accounts about South Asia's complex modernity into one intelligible narrative.
www.indiaclub.com /html/8438.htm   (135 words)

 History of South East Asia
"To understand the present and anticipate the future, one must know enough of the past, enough to have a sense of the history of a people."
While much has been written about the more recent political and economic changes that have characterised the countries of Southeast Asia, the history of the region has tended to be overlooked or treated in such detail as to make it difficult for busy people to digest.
This material, drawn from the book of the same name, seeks, in the context of Lee Kuan Yew's thought provoking words, to provide readable histories of the ten countries of Southeast Asia and give the reader an edge in understanding and predicting the future direction of the environments in which they are living and working.
www.aseanfocus.com /publications/history_of_sea.html   (143 words)

 South Asian Media Net. A news and views portal.
PARIS: South Asian countries rank among nations with the worst record on press freedoms according to an annual index by Reporters Without Borders.
South Asian Policy Analysis (SAPANA) Network is a non-partisan, South Asia-wide research and policy analysis network and is expected to play an influential role in guiding discussion, analysis and policy both in South Asia and outside the region.
South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) has demanded that visa regime be eased for the journalists from member countries of SAARC and Pakistani and Indian editors be allowed to visit each
www.southasianmedia.net   (499 words)

 Manas: History and Politics, Aurangzeb
One can safely assert that Aurangzeb acted to preserve and enhance the interests of his own Muslim community, and restored the privileges of the Sunni ulema, but his actions with respect to the Hindus, Shias, and others are more open to interpretation.
"Reassessing Aurangzeb", Seminar, no. 364: Mythifying History (December 1989).
"Medieval Indian History and the Communal Approach", in Romila Thapar, Harbans Mukhia, and Bipan Chandra, Communalism and the Writing of Indian History.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/Mughals/Aurang2.html   (918 words)

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