1st Edition

Institutions and Ideologies A SOAS South Asia Reader

By David Arnold, Peter Robb Copyright 1995
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    324 Pages
    by Routledge

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

    Introduction Part I. Ideologies 1 Religious vs. regional determinism: India. Pakistan and Bangladesh as inheritors of empire 2 Classical Hindu scriptures 3 Suttee or sati: victim or victor? 4 Some observations on the evolution of Modem Standard Punjabi 5 The hidden hand: English lexis, syntax and idiom as determinants of modem Hindi usage 6 A hero or a traitor? The Gurkha soldier in Nepali literature 7 Milton and Madhusudan 8 Indian architecture and the English vision Part II. Institutions 9 Legal pluralism in the Hindu marriage 10 Islamic law and the colonial encounter in British India 11 Notes on 'peasant insurgency' in colonial Mysore: event and process 12 Ideas in agrarian history: some observations on the British and nineteenth-century Bihar 13 Smallpox and colonial medicine in nineteenth-century India 14 The Indian National Congress: a hundred-year perspective 15 Charan Singh (1902-87): an assessment


    David Arnold, Peter Robb