South Asia in world history / Marc Jason Gilbert
- Gilbert, Marc Jason
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xv, 186 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
- The new Oxford world history
- South Asia and the world to 1500 BCE -- The Vedic Age, 1500 to 500 BCE -- South Asia's classical age, 321 BCE-711 CE -- Islam in South Asia, 711-1556 -- The great Mughals, 1556-1757 -- From company state to crown rule, 1757-1877 -- Toward freedom, 1877-1947 -- South Asia and the world, 1947 to the present.
- "Following the routes of the cotton, tea, and opium trade that connected the West and the East throughout history, Gilbert describes South Asia's classical Hindu and Buddhist empires, the coming of Islam to South Asia, the local impact of the Mongol invasions, the splendors of the Mughal Empire, the expansion of British colonial dominion, and the development of South Asian modern nations-Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, and Myanmar-in the twentieth century. The book concludes with a timely reflection on the contradictory face of contemporary South Asia. Although the region has produced some of the world's most iconic leaders of non-violent protest --Mahatma Gandhi, Arundhati Roy, Mother Teresa, and Aung San Suu Kyi--severe social divisions and injustice persist in most South Asian countries. Simultaneously, extraordinary economic growth is deeply transforming South Asian societies and may enable them to rival the United States and China as the world's largest economies. Gilbert's transnational perspective illuminates how world historical processes--from changes in the environment and the economy to the movement of peoples and ideas--have shaped and continue to shape the history of South Asia and its place in the wider world."--Provided by publisher.
- 9780199760343 paperback ; alkaline paper
0199760349 paperback ; alkaline paper
9780195176537 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0195176537 hardcover ; alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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