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The Congress in Tamilnad: Nationalist Politics in South India, 1919-1937

The Congress in Tamilnad: Nationalist Politics in South India, 1919-1937

1st Edition

David Arnold
September 11, 2018

Although primarily defined in cultural terms, as the land of the Tamil-speaking people, Tamilnad’s geographical location in the south-eastern corner of the Indian sub-continent has enabled it to develop and maintain a distinctive character. The story of the Congress in Tamilnad has two essential...

Bharati Mukherjee: Critical Perspectives

Bharati Mukherjee: Critical Perspectives

1st Edition

Emmanuel S. Nelson
September 11, 2018

The twelve essays that form this book, first published in 1993, interpret Bharati Mukherjee’s oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. The authors’ approaches range from the biographical to the poststructuralist, from cultural analysis to comparative commentary to deconstructive reading....

The Social System and Culture of Modern India: A Research Bibliography

The Social System and Culture of Modern India: A Research Bibliography

1st Edition

Danesh A. Chekki
September 11, 2018

According to Arnold J. Toynbee, ‘India is a world in itself; it is a society of the same immensity and importance as is our Western society’. In global perspective, the immensity, diversity, and unique importance of Indian society and culture can hardly be underestimated. This reference volume,...

The Congress and Indian Nationalism: Historical Perspectives

The Congress and Indian Nationalism: Historical Perspectives

1st Edition

John L. Hill
September 11, 2018

The celebration of the centenary of the Indian National Congress prompted a scholarly re-examination of that organization in the midst of an active international discussion about the nature of Indian society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Any group of historians who come together to...

A Constitutional History of India, 1600-1935

A Constitutional History of India, 1600-1935

1st Edition

Arthur Berriedale Keith
September 11, 2018

This book, first published in 1936, provides a comprehensive description and analysis of every constitutional aspect of British rule in India from 1600 to 1936. Beginning with a description of the East India Company before Plassey, its constitution, administration of settlements, and relation to...

Gandhi, Nehru and Modern India

Gandhi, Nehru and Modern India

1st Edition

Elizabeth Mauchline Roberts
September 11, 2018

In tracing the development of India from British colony to self-governing independent republic, this book, first published in 1974, combines examples of what this has meant to individual Indians, whether Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian, with an outline of India’s history from the end of the...

India and Pakistan: A General and Regional Geography

India and Pakistan: A General and Regional Geography

1st Edition

O.H.K. Spate, A.T.A. Learmonth
September 11, 2018

This book, first published in 1954 with this revised edition published in 1972, was recognised as the standard work on Indo-Pakistani geography. Part 1 focuses on climate and soils; Part 2 provides a synopsis of the social complexities of the sub-continent; Part 3 examines planning and development;...

India Under Morley and Minto: Politics Behind Revolution, Repression and Reforms

India Under Morley and Minto: Politics Behind Revolution, Repression and Reforms

1st Edition

M.N. Das
September 11, 2018

The empire which Curzon left late in 1905 was different from what it had been at the close of the nineteenth century when he came to rule over it. After memorable events and political climax, the awakening upset the rulers’ concept of Indian peace. A revolutionary movement, wide in its appeal and...

Income Distribution, Growth and Basic Needs in India

Income Distribution, Growth and Basic Needs in India

1st Edition

R. Sinha, Peter Pearson, Gopal Kadekodi, Mary Gregory
September 11, 2018

This book, first published in 1979, explores the sources and patterns of the distribution of personal incomes in India, between rural and urban areas and among socio-economic classes, differentiating particularly those groups falling below the poverty line....

Indian Music: A Vast Ocean of Promise

Indian Music: A Vast Ocean of Promise

1st Edition

Peggy Holroyde
September 11, 2018

In this book, first published in 1972, Indian music is given the comprehensive treatment it so richly deserves. The author brings a wealth of association with the country and its music into focus with a general introduction to the cultural and spiritual environment, and to the techniques,...

The Making of the Indian Princes

The Making of the Indian Princes

1st Edition

Edward Thompson
September 11, 2018

This book, first published in 1943, sets forth the history of the rise and development of the states of princely India from the end of the eighteenth century until the beginning of nineteenth. This was also the formative period for the East India Company and thus for India itself. It describes the...

Sources for the History of British India in the Seventeenth Century

Sources for the History of British India in the Seventeenth Century

1st Edition

Shafaat Ahmad Khan
September 11, 2018

This book, first published in 1926, is neither a catalogue of libraries and record offices, no is it a selection of transcripts from the English and Indian archives. The object of the undertaking is two-fold: in the first place, it looks at supplying a critical analysis of essential data for...

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