Midnight's Descendants

    Midnight's Descendants

    South Asia from Partition to the Present Day

    John Keay

    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.

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