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Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

Craig Jeffrey

November 2017

ISBN: 9780198769347

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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India has become one of the world's emerging powers, rivaling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the cultural changes unfolding in India today. Craig Jeffrey looks at the history of India, and considers the questions and challenges facing it today, informed by the everyday stories of Indian citizens.

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India has become one of the world's emerging powers, rivaling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the cultural changes unfolding in India today. Craig Jeffrey looks at the history of India, and considers the questions and challenges facing it today, informed by the everyday stories of Indian citizens.

  • Offers an overview of India's recent history
  • Considers key cultural questions regarding caste, the impact of the economic boom for India's population and the way in which India's culture industry is responding to technological change
  • Considers the lives, opportunities, and aspiration of India's youth population
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over eight million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Craig Jeffrey, Director of the Australia India Institute

Craig Jeffrey is Director and CEO of the Australia India Institute and a Professor of Human Geography at the University of Melbourne. He has formerly worked in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Seattle and Oxford. His research focuses on youth, education, and everyday politics in India and has published six books on this theme, including the acclaimed Timepass: Youth, Class and the Politics of Waiting in India (Stanford University Press, 2010).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:History of India 1800-1947
    2:History of India 1947-present
    3:Social Revolution
    4:Youth
    References
    Further Reading
    Index

Reviews

"It is a feat to condense the history of India into a snappy pocket-size book. Craig Jeffrey's vividly and lucidly written " - Debjani Bhattacharyya, The American Historical Review

"A short and serious account of present-day India" - Indian Link

"A remarkable achievement, to provide such an inclusive introduction to a diverse, vast, and ancient country so concisely." - Sir Mark Tully

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