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Institutions and Ideologies : A SOAS South Asia Reader - David Arnold

Institutions and Ideologies

A SOAS South Asia Reader

Paperback Published: 17th January 1995
ISBN: 9780700702848
Number Of Pages: 320

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Informative, timely and accessible introduction to the study of South Asia by leading scholars in the field.

Preface
Introduction
Ideologiesp. 1
Religious vs. regional determinism: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as inheritors of empirep. 5
Classical Hindu scripturesp. 35
Suttee or sati: victim or victor?p. 45
Some observations on the evolution of Modern Standard Punjabip. 64
The hidden hand: English lexis, syntax and idiom as determinants of modern Hindi usagep. 74
A hero or a traitor? The Gurkha soldier in Nepali literaturep. 91
Milton and Madhusudanp. 104
Indian architecture and the English visionp. 120
Institutionsp. 145
Legal pluralism in the Hindu marriagep. 148
Islamic law and the colonial encounter in British Indiap. 165
Notes on 'peasant insurgency' in colonial Mysore: event and processp. 186
Ideas in agrarian history: some observations on the British and nineteenth-century Biharp. 201
Smallpox and colonial medicine in nineteenth-century Indiap. 224
The Indian National Congress: a hundred-year perspectivep. 245
Charan Singh (1902-87): an assessmentp. 265
Indexp. 308
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ISBN: 9780700702848
ISBN-10: 0700702849
Series: Studies in Asian Topics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 17th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.91 x 15.9  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1