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Title: MIDNIGHT'S DESCENDANTS
SOUTH ASIA FROM PARTITION TO THE PRESENT DAY
By: John Keay
Format: Electronic book text

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ISBN 10: 0007468776
ISBN 13: 9780007468775
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Pub. date: 16 January, 2014
Pages: 416
Description: The first modern history of all South Asia's peoples.
Synopsis: The first modern history of all South Asia's peoples. If British India had not been partitioned in 1947, its population would today be the world's largest. At c1.5 billion, Midnight's Descendants (the offspring of those affected by `the midnight hour' Partition) already outnumber Europeans and Chinese; and they are growing faster than either. They comprise all the peoples of what is now called `South Asia' (the preferred term for the partitioned subcontinent of modern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, plus Nepal and Sri Lanka). `Midnight's Descendants' is the first history of the region as a whole. Correlating and contrasting the fortunes of all the constituent nations over the last six decades affords unique insights into what is hailed as one of the world's most dynamic regions. John Keay is an expert on the region and the book will be the first account to incorporate the rich story of South Asia's transnational, or `diasporic', peoples - from the overlooked narratives of the subcontinent to the rise of India as a global force, `Midnight's Descendants' will be expansive and tumultuous in the great tradition of India's narrative epics.
Illustrations: (2 x 8pp)
Publication: UK
Imprint: William Collins
Returns: Non-returnable
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