South Asia from Partition to the Present Day
William Collins 2015
Paperback 383pp Illustrated
9780007326587   Product Code: 22937
Dispersed across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, midnight's descendants - the generations born since the midnight partition of British India in 1947 - are the world's fastest-growing population. This first comprehensive history of this complex and inter-connected region charts its uneven and often fraught path to modernization; the volatile relationship between India and Pakistan; the rise of religious fundamentalism; the bitter wars in Kashmir and Sri Lanka; and the area's increasing influence on global economics and geopolitics.