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The Resource Midnight's descendants : South Asia from Partition to the present day, John Keay

Midnight's descendants : South Asia from Partition to the present day, John Keay

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Midnight's descendants : South Asia from Partition to the present day
Title
Midnight's descendants
Title remainder
South Asia from Partition to the present day
Statement of responsibility
John Keay
Title variation
South Asia from partition to the present day
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An epic narrative history that compares and contrasts the fortunes of all the countries that make up South Asia. If British India had not been partitioned in 1947, its population would today be the world's largest. At circa 1.5 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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keay, John
Dewey number
954.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Geopolitics
  • Regionalism
  • South Asians
  • South Asian diaspora
  • South Asia
  • South Asia
  • South Asia
  • South Asia
  • South Asia
Target audience
adult
Label
Midnight's descendants : South Asia from Partition to the present day, John Keay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Control code
000052522380
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 347 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007480036
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), plates, portraits, maps
Label
Midnight's descendants : South Asia from Partition to the present day, John Keay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Control code
000052522380
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 347 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007480036
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), plates, portraits, maps

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