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Changing India - Robert W. Stern

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Title
Changing India - Bourgeois Revolution on the Subcontinent
Author
Robert W. Stern
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19930701

This book presents a comprehensive, provocative, and highly readable introduction to contemporary India's modern history and social institutions. Robert Stern discusses India's family households and villages, its long-lived and little understood caste systems and venerable faiths, its extraordinary ethnic diversity, and India's modern agricultural and industrial economies. He also traces the country's history as 'the jewel in the crown' of British imperialism, its evolving systems of classes, electoral politics, and parliamentary democracy, and contrasts India's 'third world' poverty and illiteracy with its technological sophistication and subcontinental predominance. Changing India's central argument is that change in India is now rapid and profound, yet adaptive to the remarkable continuity and vitality of India's social systems. The dominant pattern of change, argues Stern, derives from the simultaneous development of capitalism and parliamentary democracy.

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'This small volume contains some of the most intelligent writing on contemporary India that one is likely to encounter ... Responsible for this success ... is a sustained narrative of the 'bourgeois revolution' that (Stern) sees going on, and also an engaging register of language and argument.' Burton Stein, South Asia Research

Type
BOOK
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
267

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