Decolonization in South Asia

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Author : Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
Pages : 272
Edition : 2012

This book explores the meanings and complexities of India’s experience of transition from colonial to the post-colonial period. It focuses on the first five years—from Independence on 15 August 1947 to the first general election in January 1952—in the politics of West Bengal, the new Indian province that was created as a result of the Partition.

Decolonization in South Asia analyses the transitional politics of West Bengal in light of recent developments in post-colonial theory on nationalism, treating the ‘nation’ as a space for contestation, rather than a natural breeding ground for homogeneity in the complex political scenario of post-independence India.

The book will appeal to academics interested in political science, sociology, and cultural and social anthropology.

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