[Reading] ➷ Modern South Asia: History, Culture and Political Economy By Sugata Bose – Bassgrotto.co.uk

Modern South Asia: History, Culture and Political Economy The South Asian Subcontinent Is Home To Nearly A Billion People And Has Been The Site Of Fierce Historical Contestation It Is A Panoply Of Languages And Religions With A Rich And Complex History And Culture.Drawing On The Newest And Most Sophisticated Historical Research And Scholarship In The Field, Modern South Asia Is Written In An Accessible Style For All Those With An Intellectual Curiosity About The Region After Sketching The Pre Modern History Of The Subcontinent, The Book Concentrates On The Last Three Centuries From C.1700 To The Present Jointly Written By Two Leading Indian And Pakistani Historians, It Offers A Rare Depth Of Historical Understanding Of The Politics, Cultures And Economies That Shape The Lives Of Than A Fifth Of Humanity.


10 thoughts on “Modern South Asia: History, Culture and Political Economy

  1. says:

    This is an okay book but Modern South Asia turned out to be just India and Pakistan with some mention of Bangladesh It s wild because the introduction takes time out to briefly talk about the construction of South Asia and actual plurality of countries which occupy that region but then dismisses groundwork by saying no joke , we re just going to talk about India and Pakistan It ...


  2. says:

    A concise book for anyone who wants to let in themselves into the history of Modern South Asia Good language, not a book stuffed with the usual academic jargon.


  3. says:

    Before reading this book I was expecting a lot from the authors But the topic is too broad to be covered in a single book Anyways some striking events have been highlighted, meanwhile authors use complex vocabulary is somehow discouraging.


  4. says:

    Very well done, insightful examination of South Asian history, with a focus on the 1800s and 1900s I particularly liked how the authors examined parallels and similarities between India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh after Partition, instead of treating them as entirely separate It also had a very good take on how communal identities have become so important in politi...


  5. says:

    A recommended read for the beginners in the South Asian history with an interest in Pak India socio cultural and political dynamics, as the title might suggest Although the pre Mughal era is only briefly covered however the context given jusfy the arguments with...


  6. says:

    An excellent intro to South Asian historiography The aspect of it that I found particularly useful was that Jalal and Bose were not coy about naming the names of historians whose work they found subpar and detailing the reasons why.


  7. says:

    A very concise less than 200 pages of narrative history of South Asia from around 1600 CE onward A very accessible and complete explanation of British colonialism in South Asia with a well rounded perspective of the subsequent nationalist movements.


  8. says:

    How much do you really know about Asian history If you are like a lot people, that answer might be little to none A great resource for you to have is Sugata Bose and Ayesha Jalal s Modern South Asia History, Culture, Political Economy.Within this academic book, you will discover much about the history of the different areas of Southern Asia This book does not just take one area or one aspect It tries to give an all encompassing view of the history where anyone could come from any background to read and understand about the history of what we see as an exotic area.The book is divided into a multitude of chapters which are needed to cover such an expansive topic Each chapter is then broken down into smaller sections making it easier to read, absorb the information, and for research use.This is an academic book It is not written in a style to enjoy jut in one afternoon You need to really want to learn this material to read it.I did love the fact that the book contained visual images for the visual learner I am There are pictures and maps to help understand the text better The best part of the book, in my opinion is the glossary that is at the end of the text Many of the...


  9. says:

    The book goes on till 2002, lot of things has happened since then, from the discovery of whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan to the recent Love Jehad campaign in India It may serves as a good revision and learning, filled with the debates in South Asian by which they mean Indian Pakistani Bangladeshi, in that order history and the broader, thematic contours, than the specifics but being academic in nature, it s not a great introduction for someone unfamiliar with the topic, but it is a wonderful exploration for someone who already knows the basicsIt was undoubtedly beyond the scope to cover Sril lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives But I particularly liked how the authors try to examine social, economic and political differences and similarities between India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh after Partition It also had a very good take on how communitarian and communal identities have become so important in politics.Cons...


  10. says:

    This short volume provides a synthesis of modern South Asian political and to a lesser extent social history and a light survey of the historiography debates As such, it s better suited for those who either already are familiar with the subject or are reading it while taking a class the book is a gloss, albeit ...


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