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Author Misra, Maria.
Title Vishnu's crowded temple : India since the Great Rebellion / Maria Misra.
Imprint New Haven [Conn.] : Yale Univ. Press, 2008.

Author Misra, Maria.
Subject India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
India -- History -- 1947-
Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 535 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Note Originally published: London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2007.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 456-494) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Tropical gothic -- Babel-Mahal -- Far pavilions -- Spinning the nation -- A house divided -- The last Viceroy -- Flames -- Levelling the Temple -- Epilogue, or Divine developments -- Glossary.
Note Print version record.
Summary "This accessible and vividly written book presents a new interpretation of India's history, focusing particular attention on the impact of British imperialism on Independent India. Maria Misra begins with the rebellion against the British in 1857 and tracks the country's advance to the present day. India's extremes persist, the author argues, because its politics rest upon a peculiar foundation in which traditional ideas of hierarchy, difference, and privilege coexist to a remarkable degree with modern notions of equality and democracy. The challenge of India's leaders today, as in the last sixty years, is to weave together the disparate threads of the nation's ancient culture, colonial legacy, and modern experience."--Jacket.
ISBN 9780300145236 (electronic bk.)
0300145233 (electronic bk.)
9780300137217 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0300137214 (cloth ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612089480
OCLC # 391052102
Additional Format Print version: Misra, Maria. Vishnu's crowded temple. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale Univ. Press, 2008 9780300137217 0300137214 (DLC) 2007936529 (OCoLC)179832452

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