State of Subversion: Radical Politics in Punjab in the 20th Century

1st Edition

Virinder S. Kalra, Shalini Sharma

Routledge India
Published December 8, 2017
Reference - 264 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815393108 - CAT# K343201
Series: South Asian History and Culture

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This volume looks at the interface between ideology, religion and culture in Punjab in the 20th century, spanning from colonial to post-colonial times. Through a rereading of the history of Punjab and of Punjabi migrant networks the world over, it interrogates the term ‘radicalism’ and its relationship with terms such as ‘militancy’, ‘terrorism’ and ‘extremism’ in the context of Punjab and elsewhere during the period;  explores the relationship between left and religious radicalism — such as the Ghadar movement and the Akalis — and the continuing role of radical movements from British Punjab to the independent states of India and Pakistan.

Expanding the dimensions on the study of Punjab and its historical impact in the South Asian region, this book will interest scholars and students of modern Indian history, politics and sociology.


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