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Author Chapman, Graham P
Title The Geopolitics of South Asia : From Early Empires to the Nuclear Age
Imprint Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
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Edition 3rd ed
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Note Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements and a Lament -- PART I Introduction -- 1 Brahma and Manu: Of Mountains and Rivers, Gods and Men -- 2 Hinduism: The Manifold of Man and God -- 3 Islam: Submission to the One True God -- PART II The British Raj -- 4 The Usurpers: The Life and Death of John Company -- 5 Securing the Empire -- 6 A New Geography: A New Economy -- 7 The New Nationalisms and the Politics of Reaction -- PART III The Successor States -- 8 Divide and Quit -- 9 New Lines on the Map -- 10 From Two to Three: The Birth of Bangladesh -- 11 Raj and Swaraj: Regionalism and Integration in the Successor States -- 12 The Forgotten Sisters: India's Northeast -- 13 The Power Upstream -- 14 The Greater Game -- PART IV Conclusions -- 15 States and Region in South Asia -- References and Bibliography -- Index
Anyone who is planning on carrying out research in South Asia or indeed anyone who simply wishes to understand more about this cultural heartland should read this book. It shows how geological movements moulded the land of this unique cradle and how they still impact on it. 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. By studying these forces, Professor Chapman shows how the organization of territory has been central to the region's historic, cultural, linguistic and economic development. In addition to the material on the Northwest frontier, Afghanistan and Kashmir which was added for the second edition, the Northeastern borderlands are also now examined in this fully revised third edition. The current geopolitical state of the region is completely updated and greatly enhanced
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Chapman, Graham P. The Geopolitics of South Asia : From Early Empires to the Nuclear Age Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2009 9780754672982
Subject Geopolitics -- South Asia.;South Asia -- Politics and government
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