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From subjects to citizens: society and the everyday state in India and Pakistan, 1947-1970

Sherman, Taylor C., Gould, William and Ansari, Sarah, eds. (2014) From subjects to citizens: society and the everyday state in India and Pakistan, 1947-1970. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781107064270

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This book explores the shift from colonial rule to independence in India and Pakistan, with the aim of unravelling the explicit meaning and relevance of 'independence' for the new citizens of India and Pakistan during the two decades post 1947. While the study of postcolonial South Asia has blossomed in recent years, this volume addresses a number of imbalances in this dynamic and highly popular field. Firstly, the histories of India and Pakistan after 1947 have been conceived separately, with many scholars assuming that the two states developed along divergent paths after independence. Thus, the dominant historical paradigm has been to examine either India or Pakistan in relative isolation from one another. Viewing the two states in the same frame not only allows the contributors of this volume to explore common themes, but also facilitates an exploration of the powerful continuities between the pre- and post-independence periods.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2014 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 08:54
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 23:15

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