The Sole Spokesman

Author: Ayesha Jalal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521458504
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'Ayesha Jalal's book is an important scholarly account of ... the partition of India in 1947.' American Historical Review

The Sole Spokesman

Author: Mary Richardson Professor of History Ayesha Jalal
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ISBN: 9781139939157
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'Ayesha Jalal's book is an important scholarly account of the partition of India in 1947.' American Historical Review

Production of Postcolonial India and Pakistan

Author: Ted Svensson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135022151
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This work seeks to examine the event and concurrent transition that the inauguration of India and Pakistan as ‘postcolonial’ states in August 1947 constituted and effectuated. Analysing India and Pakistan together in a parallel and mutually dependant reading, and utilizing primary data and archival materials, Svensson offers new insights into the current literature, seeking to conceptualise independence through partition and decolonisation in terms of novelty and as a ‘restarting of time’. Through his analysis, Svensson demonstrates the constitutive and inexorable entwinement of contingency and restoration, of openness and closure, in the establishment of the postcolonial state. It is maintained that those involved in instituting the new state in a moment devoid of fixity and foundation ‘anchor’ it in preceding beginnings. The work concludes with the proposition that the novelty should not only be regarded as contained in the moment of transition. It should also be seen as contained in the pledge, in the promise and the gesturing towards a future community. Distinct from most other studies on the partition and independence the book assumes the constitutive moment as the focal point, offering a new approach to the study of partition in British India, decolonisation and the institutional of the postcolonial state. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, South Asian studies and political and postcolonial theory.

Muslims against the Muslim League

Author: Ali Usman Qasmi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107166632
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The popularity of the Muslim League and its idea of Pakistan has been measured in terms of its success in achieving the goal of a sovereign state in the Muslim majority regions of North West and North East India. It led to an oversight of Muslim leaders and organizations which were opposed to this demand, predicating their opposition to the League on its understanding of the history and ideological content of the Muslim nation. This volume takes stock of multiple narratives about Muslim identity formation in the context of debates about partition, historicizes those narratives, and reads them in the light of the larger political milieu of the period. Focusing on the critiques of the Muslim League, its concept of the Muslim nation, and the political settlement demanded on its behalf, it studies how the movement for Pakistan inspired a contentious, influential conversation on the definition of the Muslim nation.

Modern South Asia

Author: Sugata Bose
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415307864
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Jointly written by two leading Indian and Pakistani historians, this edition of Modern South Asia offers a rare depth of historical understanding of the politics, cultures and economies that shape the lives of more than a fifth of humanity. After sketching the pre-modern history of the sub-continent, the book concentrates on the last three centuries. This second edition has been updated throughout to take account of recent historical research. It includes an expanded section on post-independence with a completely new chapter on the period from 1991 to the present, a chapter on the last millennium in subcontinental history and a new chronology of key events.

South Asian Studies

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ISBN: 9788173043772
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Explorations In The History Of South Asia Assembles A Wide-Ranging Collection Of Articles Written In Honour Of One Of The Outstanding Historians Of India, Dietmar Rothermund. The Essays Reflect The Span Of Rothermund'S Academic Productivity. The First Part Which Is Dedicated To India'S Foreign Relations, Not Only With Germany, But Also With Her Neighbours In The Indian Ocean, Is Followed By Aclose Look At The Relationship Between States, Courts And Religion In Premodern Contexts.

Creating a New Medina

Author: Venkat Dhulipala
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107052122
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"Discusses the fundamental assumptions regarding the foundations of Pakistani nationalism as well as our current understanding of the roots of its postcolonial identity crisis"--

Emerging Trends in Indian Politics

Author: Ajay K Mehra
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136198547
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This study presents 13 articles interrogating themes likely to impinge on India’s 15th general elections in 2009. These were written following intense discussion between the contributors and use available data as well as original data and analysis. The significance of the analyses goes beyond how much these questions find place in the campaign, or how much they would impact the electoral results. These have and would continue to be essential themes in Indian politics for some time. They would influence the country’s politics, its leaders, parties and institutions and would be interrogated in political, policy and social science circles in the foreseeable future. They would in turn be impacted, redefined and perhaps transformed by political dynamics and social pressure. The first attempt of its kind to analyse the impact of certain emerging trends in politics on upcoming elections anywhere in the world, this book will be a useful addition to election studies and policy making in general.