Soundings in Modern South Asian History

This brings us up against one of the most serious difficulties in modern Asian historiography – that there seems to be no satisfactory peg upon which to hang ... are indeed four such studies of 18 Soundings in Modern South Asian History.

Author: D. A. Low

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520332393

Category: History

Page: 408

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1968.

Soundings in modern South Asian history

This brings us up against one of the most serious difficulties in modern Asian historiography - that there seems to be no satisfactory peg upon which to hang ... indeed four such studies of four 18 Soundings in Modern South Asian History.


Publisher: Univ of California Press



Page: 412

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Sociology of Religion in India

Bombay: Asia Publishing House. Kumar, Ravinder. 1968. 'The New Brahmins of Maharashtra' in D.A. Low (ed.), Soundings in Modern South Asian History. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson. Mishra, V. 1962. Hinduism and Economic Growth.

Author: Rowena Robinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761997818

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Focused on the theme of the sociology of religion, this volume brings together essays by well-known scholars which examine the resurgence of religious identities in the Indian context. The contributors question many received notions, address critical problems, and raise important issues surrounding various current debates./-//-/The papers are divided into four sections. The first deals with religion, society and national identity. The next section is devoted to sects, cults, shrines and the making of traditions. The third section discusses religious conversion, while the last section provides a comparative perspective drawn from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States. /-//-/Tackling a subject of immense contemporary importance and demonstrating a sensitivity to the shifts and changes brought about in faith, identity and tradition, this volume will be of considerable interest to students of sociology, anthropology, religion, politics and history./-//-/This book is one of the Indian Sociological Society: Golden Jubilee Volumes.

Pan Islam in British Indian Politics

... 1934 ) , 223-4 ; Broomfield , Elite Conflict , 157 ; id . , " The Non - co - operation Decision of 1920 : A Crisis in Bengal Politics ' , in D. A. Low ( ed . ) , Soundings in Modern South Asian History ( London , 1968 ) ...

Author: M. Naeem Qureshi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004113711

Category: Social Science

Page: 572

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This book deals with the Khilafat movement (1918-1924) in British India, which aimed at mobilizing pan-Islam for saving Ottoman Turkey from dismemberment and securing political reforms for India. It also examines the gradual transition of Muslim politics from pan-Islam to territorial nationalism.

Buganda in Modern History

Before his period in Australia he was at Makerere University College , Uganda , from 1951-58 , and his previous publications have included Soundings in Modern South Asian History and works on nineteenth- and twentieth - century East ...

Author: Donald Anthony Low

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520016408

Category: Buganda

Page: 286

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Political Parties Party Manifestos and Elections in India 1909 2014

P.D. Reeves, Landlords and Party Politics in the United Provinces, 1937–7 in Low, ed., Soundings in Modern South Asian History, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968, pp. 292– 293. Proceedings of the meeting of the Board of the NAP, U.P., ...

Author: R. K. Tiwari

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780429813290

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

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In the parliamentary system of government, manifestos constitute and represent an important aspect of the democratic electoral politics as statements of a party’s ideology, response and policy. This book offers an examination of election manifestos of different political parties in India at the national level. It explores the manifesto as an input to the policy process and presents a comparative perspective and understanding on the issues and approaches of the national political parties on key affairs. The book traces the evolution of the electoral system, political parties and party manifestos in India as they emerged and developed over time. It looks at the Statutes of 1909, 1919 and 1935 along with the party manifestos and elections until 1945–46. The author further analyses Constituent Assembly debates on the electoral system and the stances of political parties on national reconstruction through documents from parties, including the Indian National Congress, the Communist Party of India, the Socialist Party, Jana Sangh and the All India Scheduled Castes Federation. Covering manifestos of sixteen Lok Sabha Elections (from the first general election of 1952 to 2014), this book provides a comprehensive overview of how major political parties think on significant social, economic, political, foreign and defence-related issues. It will be useful to scholars and researchers of political science, election studies, modern Indian history, public administration, law and governance, sociology, media and journalism as also to legislators and policymakers.

Peasants in India s Non Violent Revolution

Kumar, Ravinder, Western India in the 19th Century, London, 1968. , “The Rise of the Rich Peasants in Western India”, in D.A. Low, ed., Soundings in Modern South Asian History, Berkeley, 1968. , Essays in Gandhian Politics, Oxford, ...

Author: Mridula Mukherjee

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761996866

Category: History

Page: 576

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In part one of this volume, the political world of the peasants of Punjab is reconstructed, capturing their struggles at a national level, as well as at an individual one. Part Two makes important interventions in the theoretical debates regarding the role of peasants in revolutionary transformation in the modern world. The author argues that the association of revolution with large-scale violence has resulted in the refusal to recognize the non-violent, yet revolutionary political practice of peasants in the Indian National Movement.

Lion Rampant

Journal of South East Asian History, II, 2, 1961, pp. 72 ff. 7. See, for example, P. H. M. Van den Dungen's chapter on the Punjab in D. A. Low (ed.), Soundings in Modern South Asian History, London, 1968, and cf.

Author: D.A. Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136273667

Category: History

Page: 213

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First published in 1973. Part of the studies in Commonwealth Politics and History series, this volume is a collection of essays with the topics of Empire and authority, social engineering, traditional rulership, Christianity, the sequence in the demission of power, and the political aftermath of the British Empire.

History of Asia

... 1964 Modern South Asia: History, Culture and Political Economy, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998 Sri Lanka, ... London: Oxford University Press, 1958 Soundings in Modern South Asian History, London: Weidenfield and Nicholson, ...

Author: B.V. Rao

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120792234

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit


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The importance of the study of the history of Asia needs no special emphasis, particularly with the emergence of Japan, China and India as major powers of this continent. The present book; History of Asia, is different from other books of this genre, as it connects the ancient and medieval with the modern. It deals with the account of each country in its geographical setting, highlighting those incidents in neighbouring countries which have had some impact upon it. The ancient and medieval periods cover topics like migration, early settlements, formation of kingdoms and empires, socio-economic matters, Islamic penetrations and the advent of Western powers. The modern period is treated in great detail, especially matters like colonisation, impact of Western civilization, the rise of nationalism and the gaining of independence following the Second World War. Current history, which includes aspects like subversion of democracies, the ushering in of military rule, ethnic conflicts, movements for the restoration of democracy, oppression of minorities, economic issues and the possibility of nuclear war — right up to the end of the millennium — has been dealt with in a fascinating way, with maps and a bibliography to stimulate the reader’s interest.

Some Trouble with Cows

In Ranajit Guha, ed., Subaltern Studies VI : Writings on South Asian History and Society. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1989. ... Low, D. A. Soundings in Modern South Asian History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.

Author: Beth Roy

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520083417

Category: History

Page: 250

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Using first-person accounts of Hindus and Muslims in a remote Bangladeshi village, the author analyzes a large-scale riot that profoundly altered life in the area in the 1950s. She provides a glimpse into the hearts and minds of the participants and their families.