ISBN 9780521540810,Changing India : Bourgeois Revolution On The Sucontinent

Changing India : Bourgeois Revolution On The Sucontinent



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780521540810

ISBN-10 052154081X

Paper Back

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

The revised edition of Robert Stern s book brings India s story up to date. Since its original publication in 1993, much has altered and yet central to the author s argument remains his belief in the remarkable continuity and vitality of India s social systems and its resilience in the face of change. This is a colourful, readable and comprehensive introduction to modern India. In a journey through its family households and villages, the author explains its long-lived and little understood caste and class systems, its venerable faiths and extraordinary ethnic diversity, its history as the jewel in the crown of British imperialism and its post-Independence career as a major agricultural and industrial nation. While paradoxes abound in an India which is constantly transforming, Stern demonstrates how and why it remains the largest and most enduring democracy in the developing world