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Author Name    Sekhar Bandyopadhyay (Ed.)

Title   Decolonisation and the Politics of Transition in South Asia

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   15 x 23 Cm

Publisher   New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2016

ISBN    8125062521 / 9788125062523

Seller ID   108392

This volume interrogates the concept of decolonisation, which is often taken to mean a transfer of power from a colonial to an indigenous elite. However, decolonisation involved a much more complex historical experience for the people of the postcolonial nations. It did not necessarily mean a clinical break with the past, but was rather an incomplete, complicated process, as different groups began to seek different meanings of freedom and imagined multiple pathways for their future development. Old nationalisms were questioned and new identities were born, as fresh boundaries were drawn, both geographically and socially.This book captures some of these complexities of the decolonisation process in South Asia—across India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh—by focusing on these uncertainties and debates of the transition period from colonial to the postcolonial. The essays engage with a range of issues related to decolonisation, including electoral systems, forms of political systems, democracy and authoritarianism, economic planning, armed insurrection, ideological consensus and conflict, minority rights and exclusivist politics. Printed Pages: 454.

Decolonisation and the Politics of Transition in South Asia Sekhar Bandyopadhyay (Ed.)

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