From Subjects to Citizens: Society and the Everyday State in by Taylor C. Sherman,William Gould,Sarah Ansari

By Taylor C. Sherman,William Gould,Sarah Ansari

This publication explores the shift from colonial rule to independence in India and Pakistan, with the purpose of unravelling the specific which means and relevance of 'independence' for the hot electorate of India and Pakistan throughout the 20 years put up 1947. whereas the research of postcolonial South Asia has blossomed in recent times, this quantity addresses a few imbalances during this dynamic and hugely well known box. first of all, the histories of India and Pakistan after 1947 were conceived individually, with many students assuming that the 2 states constructed alongside divergent paths after independence. therefore, the dominant ancient paradigm has been to envision both India or Pakistan in relative isolation from each other. Viewing the 2 states within the comparable body not just permits the individuals of this quantity to discover universal issues, but in addition enables an exploration of the robust continuities among the pre- and post-independence periods.

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