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Routledge Handbook of the History of Colonialism in South Asia

Edited by: Harald Fischer-Tiné , Maria Framke

Print publication date:  September  2021
Online publication date:  September  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138364844
eBook ISBN: 9780429431012
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429431012
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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Colonialism in South Asia provides a comprehensive overview of the historiographical specialisation and sophistication of the history of colonialism in South Asia. It explores the classic works of earlier generations of historians and offers an introduction to the rapid and multifaceted development of historical research on colonial South Asia since the 1990s. Covering economic history, political history, and social history and offering insights from other disciplines and ?turns? within the mainstream of history, the handbook is structured in six parts:

  • Overarching Themes and Debates
  • The World of Economy and Labour
  • Creating and Keeping Order: Science, Race, Religion, Law, and Education
  • Environment and Space
  • Culture, Media, and the Everyday
  • Colonial South Asia in the World

The editors have assembled a group of leading international scholars of South Asian history and related disciplines to introduce a broad readership into the respective subfields and research topics. Designed to serve as a comprehensive and nuanced yet readable introduction to the vast field of the history of colonialism in the Indian subcontinent, the handbook will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of South Asian history, imperial and colonial history, and global and world history.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Caste in British India Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The political economy of colonialism in India Download PDF
Chapter  3:  State formation in India Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Nationalisms and their discontents in colonial India Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Reordering religion in colonial South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Reconstituting masculinities/femininities Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Contested history Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Raj's uncanny other Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The emergence of a ‘modern’ urban-industrial workforce in India, 1860–1914 Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Military labour markets in colonial India from the Company state to the Second World War Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Merchants, moneylenders, karkhanedars, and the emergence of the informal sector Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Indian big business under the Company and the Raj Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Revenue extraction in colonial South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The science and medicine of colonial India Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Race in colonial South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  ‘A race apart’? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Christian missionary agendas in colonial India Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Penal law, penology, and prisons in colonial India Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Terrorism and counter-terrorism in colonial India Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Schooling the subcontinent Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Of lives and landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Questioning ‘railway-centrism’ Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Colonial port cities and the infrastructure of empire Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Site of deficiency and site of hope  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Imperial sanctuaries Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The agrarian history of colonial South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Physical culture and the body in colonial India, c.1800–1947 Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Before Bollywood Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Rhythms of the Raj Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Consumer practices and ‘consumerism’ in late colonial India Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Food and intoxicants in British India Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Languages, literatures, and the public sphere Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Emotions, senses, and the perception of the self Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Women, migration, and travel from colonial India Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Debates on citizenship in colonial South Asia and global political thought (c.1880–1950) Download PDF
Chapter  36:  South Asia and South Asians in the worldwide web of anti-colonial solidarity Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Disruptive entanglements Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Indian humanitarianism under colonial rule Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Famine relief in colonial South Asia, 1858–1947 Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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