Books on History

books you should read about South Asian History.

Tagore, book, Michael Collins, Nationalism and Post-Colonial World,

Tagore: poet, philosopher, nationalist

Book Name: Empire, Nationalism and Post Colonial World: Rabandranath Tagore Writings on History, Politics and Society Author: Michael Collins The philosopher, musician, and poet Rabindranath Tagore, more commonly known by his surname Tagore in masses, is a well-known Bengali poet who was also the first non-European Nobel laureate of literature in 1913 for his poetry …

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South Asia in World History , book, Marc Jason Gilbert,

The trans-historical South Asia!

Book Name: South Asia in World History Author: Marc Jason Gilbert The geographical landmass of South Asia from ancient times has been a cradle of religions and civilizations. This landmass with its diverse natural, cultural, and historical singularity holds a unique place in world history and politics. From the cuisine, science, and dressing to the architectural …

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South Asian Politics: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

The politics of South Asia

Book Name; South Asian Politics: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal Author Name: Paul Brass The South Asian chunk of land is home to more than one billion people whose living standards are almost touching or below the poverty line.  Three major South Asian countries, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh which were the former part …

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nuclear, program, Pakistan

Pakistan, 2nd Nuclearization of South Asia

Book Name; Pakistan Pathway to Bomb, Ambitions, Politics and Rivalries Author; Dr. Mansoor Ahmed Khan Even before the 1971 war and separation of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), Pakistani establishment was thinking about a nuclear program. However, President General Ayub Khan turned down the proposal of his Foreign Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to start a nuclear …

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Hindutva, Naxalites, violence, extremism, India,

Violence for Peace?

Book Name; Ordinary people Extra ordinary Violence, Naxalites and Hindu Extremists in India.  Author; Chitralekha The book cover with an Eye Image carrying red and saffron colours explicitly coveys the subject matter of the book.   The violence and extremism of the Naxalites bloody politics and communal violence of Hindu extremists against Muslims and other …

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USA, missionary British India,

8430 miles 150 years ago!

Book Name; Gender, Religion and Heathen lands: American Missionary Women is South Asia, 1860s-1940s Author: Maina Chawla Singh. There has always been a deep sense into the intelligentsia of the former colonized states to know about their past, something not given to them by their colonial masters. How and when they were colonized. What was …

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sub-nationalism, conflicts, South Asia

Local Colours in High Colour!

Book Name; Patchwork States: the Historical roots of Subnational Conflict and Competition in South Asia. Author; Adnan Naseemullah The British rule in India and then its independence and division into the two successor states of India and Pakistan in August 1947 on the assumed religious ideologies of Islam and Hinduism served as a gluing force …

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