A History of India, 2nd Edition
April 2010, ©2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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List of Maps.
Series Editor's Preface.
Introduction to Burton Stein's A History of India.
Acknowledgements to First Edition.
The Physical Setting.
The Social Setting.
Resituating Communities and States.
PART II ANCIENT INDIA.
2 Ancient Days.
The Pre-formation of Indian Civilization.
Political and Religious Developments.
Religion in the Later Vedic Period.
The Nature of the Mauryan Kingdom.
Towards the Classical Pattern.
Developments in the South.
The Age of the Early Empires.
The Gupta Classical Pattern.
The Classical Pattern Elaborated and Extended: the South.
PART III MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN INDIA.
3 Medieval India.
The Role of the Southern Kingdoms.
The Advent of Islam.
The Indian Development of Islam.
The Deccan and the South.
States and Communities.
4 Early Modern India.
The Mughal Empire.
The Wars of the Mughal Succession.
The Last Act of the Mughals.
The Maratha Moment.
The Shadow of Europe.
5 The East India Company.
The Joint Trajectory of Development.
The Company Perpetuates the Past.
The Emergence of a New Order.
Mutiny and Revolt.
Late Company Rule.
PART IV CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA.
6 The Crown Replaces the Company.
The Contemporary State.
After the Mutiny.
The Rule of the Raj.
The Political Economy of the Late Nineteenth Century.
Cultural Change, Education and New Classes.
The Politicization of Class, Caste and Gender.
7 Towards Freedom.
Two Types of Nationalism.
Early Congress and Its Adversaries.
War, Sacrifi ce and Mass Political Mobilization.
Imperialism’s Paradoxical Enemy.
The First Campaigns.
Conditions for a New Politics.
8 Gandhi's Triumph.
The Left in Politics.
The Right Prevails.
War and the Last Act Begins.
The Bitter Victory of Partition.
9 New States, Old Nations.
The Promises of Independence.
Pakistan in Parallel.
The Green Revolution: Promise of Plenty.
Environmental Problems, Old and New.
The Condition of Women: Broken Promises.
Communal Politics: Shattered Pluralism.
India and the World.
Promises Kept, Promises Broken.
10 Another India.
The Nehruvian Consensus.
Failure on the Left.
Rise of the Hindu Right.
The Indian State.
Glossary of Non-English Terms.
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