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Metcalf, Barbara D.

A Concise History of Modern India

• Second edition of a colourful account of India from the Mughals to the end of the twentieth century • Updated with a new chapter on the 1990s and an epilogue that includes the Congress victory of 2004 and the rise of India´s high-tech industry • Lavishly illustrated and accessibly written, the book will appeal to anyone interested in India Contents 1. Sultans, Mughals, and pre-colonial Indian society; 2. Mughal twilight: the emergence of regional states and the East India Company; 3. The East India Company Raj, 1772–1850; 4. Revolt, the modern state, and colonized subjects, 1848–1885; 5. Civil society, colonial constraints, 1885–1919; 6. The crisis of the colonial order: reform, disillusionment, division, 1919–1939; 7. The 1940s: triumph and tragedy; 8. Congress Raj: democracy and development, 1950–1989; 9. Democratic India in the nineties: coalitions, class, community, consumers, and conflict; Epilogue; Biographical notes; Bibliographic essay; Index.

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