The Geopolitics of South Asia: From Early Empires to the Nuclear Age: From Early Empires to the Nuclear Age, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Geopolitics of South Asia: From Early Empires to the Nuclear Age

From Early Empires to the Nuclear Age, 1st Edition

By Graham Chapman


356 pages

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This book was published in 2003. This volume tells the story of the Indian sub-continent. It shows how geological movements moulded the land and how they still impact on it; and traces its history, from the early settlers, the Mogul Empire and the British Raj, through the impact of railways, the development of irrigation systems on the economy and the spread of representative democracy. Discussions are woven around the three major forces of integration. These are "identitive" forces - bonds of language, ethnicity, religion or ideology; "utilitarian" forces - bonds of common material interest; and "coercion" - the institutional use or threat of physical violence.

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