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Die ersten 5000 Jahre

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608103104

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

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Ein radikales Buch im doppelten Wortsinn, denn Graeber packt das Problem der Schulden an der Wurzel, indem er bis zu ihren Anfängen in der Geschichte zurückgeht. Das führt ihn mitten hinein in die Krisenherde unserer Zeit: Von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart sind revolutionäre Bewegungen immer in Schuldenkrisen entstanden. Graeber sprengt die moralischen Fesseln, die uns auf das Prinzip der Schulden verpflichten. Denn diese Moral ist eine Waffe in der Hand der Mächtigen. Die weltweite Schuldenwirtschaft ist eine Bankrotterklärung der Ökonomie. Der Autor enttarnt Geld- und Kredittheorien als Mythen, die die Ökonomisierung aller sozialen Beziehungen vorantreiben. Im Kern ist dieses Buch ein hohes Lied auf die Freiheit: Das sumerische Wort »amargi«, das Synonym für Schuldenfreiheit, ist Graeber zufolge das erste Wort für Freiheit in menschlicher Sprache überhaupt. David Graeber ist einer der Begründer der Occupy-Bewegung.


The Story of Indian Independence and the Creation of Pakistan in 1947

Author: Barney White-Spunner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471148033


Page: 432

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The International Bestseller 'Barney White-Spunner's book stands out for its judicious and unsparing look at events from a British perspective.' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times Review 'This book is at its most powerful in its month-by-month narrative of how Partition tore apart northern and eastern India, with the new state of Pakistan carved out of communities who had lived together for the past millennium.' Zareer Masani BBC History Magazine 'A highly readable account . . .' Times Literary Review Between January and August 1947 the conflicting political, religious and social tensions in India culminated in independence from Britain and the creation of Pakistan. Those months saw the end of ninety years of the British Raj, and the effective power of the Maharajahs, as the Congress Party established itself commanding a democratic government in Delhi. They also witnessed the rushed creation of Pakistan as a country in two halves whose capitals were two thousand kilometers apart. From September to December 1947 the euphoria surrounding the realization of the dream of independence dissipated into shame and incrimination; nearly 1 million people died and countless more lost their homes and their livelihoods as partition was realized. The events of those months would dictate the history of South Asia for the next seventy years, leading to three wars, countless acts of terrorism, polarization around the Cold War powers and to two nations with millions living in poverty spending disproportionate amounts on their military. The roots of much of the violence in the region today, and worldwide, are in the decisions taken that year. Not only were those decisions controversial but the people who made them were themselves to become some of the most enduring characters of the twentieth century. Gandhi and Nehru enjoyed almost saint like status in India, and still do, whilst Jinnah is lionized in Pakistan. The British cast, from Churchill to Attlee and Mountbatten, find their contribution praised and damned in equal measure. Yet it is not only the national players whose stories fascinate. Many of those ordinary people who witnessed the events of that year are still alive. Although most were, predictably, only children, there are still some in their late eighties and nineties who have a clear recollection of the excitement and the horror. Illustrating the story of 1947 with their experiences and what independence and partition meant to the farmers of the Punjab, those living in Lahore and Calcutta, or what it felt like to be a soldier in a divided and largely passive army, makes the story real. Partition will bring to life this terrible era for the Indian Sub Continent.

The Great Partition

The Making of India and Pakistan

Author: Yasmin Khan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300120783

Category: History

Page: 251

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Examines the context, execution and aftermath of partition, integrating the knowledge of political manoeuvres with an understanding of their fundamental social and cultural consequences. This account draws together a body of research to reappraise independence and division and reinforce its catastrophic human cost.

De lo antiguo a lo moderno

Religión, poder y comunidad en la India

Author: Ishita Banerjee,Saurabh Dube

Publisher: El Colegio de Mexico AC

ISBN: 6074625700

Category: History

Page: N.A

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En India del siglo XXI religión, poder y comunidad son temas fundamentales. Los ensayos que conforman esta obra exploran distintos aspectos de la religión en el contexto de la conformación y la articulación del poder: desde discusiones sobre prácticas heréticas y ascéticas en el periodo antiguo y medieval, hasta expresiones cotidianas sobre la casta y la comunidad en la era moderna y contemporánea. Combina estudios sobre el hinduismo así como sobre la cristiandad. Los textos destacan cuestiones críticas en el estudio histórico de la religión y el poder en el Sur de Asia precolonial, colonial y post-colonial.

The Aftermath of Partition in South Asia

Author: Gyanesh Kudaisya,Tan Tai Yong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134440472

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This book draws upon new theoretical insights and fresh bodies of data to historically reappraise partition in the light of its long aftermath. It uses a comparative approach by viewing South Asia in its totality, rather than looking at it in narrow 'national' terms. As the first book to focus on the aftermath of partition, it fills a distinctive niche in the study of contemporary South Asia.

Bearing Witness

Partition, Independence, End of the Raj

Author: Sukeshi Kamra

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552380416

Category: History

Page: 414

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August 14/15, 1947, reverberates with meaning for Indian and Pakistani people. The date does more than mark the "independence" of India. This momentous time marks the birth of two nation states, India and Pakistan, and is fixed in the memory of many as Partition and end of the Raj. Bearing Witness Partition, Independence, End of the Raj attempts to nuance this historical moment by considering contemporary and post-event responses to Partition, which Indians and Pakistanis have inherited as one of uncontested significance. From testimonials and speeches by Jinnah and Nehru to fictional and non-fictional accounts by Indians and the British, and political cartoons that appeared in English newspapers at the time, Kamra offers an inductive study of primary texts that have been ignored until now. The book studies the three groups most affected by the events of 1947: the British, for whom this was the beginning of exile; the Indian elite, for whom the moment was a rite of passage; and the survivors of Partition, for whom the event is inextricably linked with trauma and loss of home, family, and community. Author Sukeshi Kamra asks, "Why do we not consider these valid and contesting readings in the teaching and learning of our history? Not doing so means that testimonials to Partition, such as narratives of trauma, autobiographies as 'personal' statements on a 'public' moment, and political cartoons as a minute-by-minute construction of history have yet to be considered."

The Spoils of Partition

Bengal and India, 1947–1967

Author: Joya Chatterji

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468308

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The partition of India in 1947 was a seminal event of the twentieth century. Much has been written about the Punjab and the creation of West Pakistan; by contrast, little is known about the partition of Bengal. This remarkable book by an acknowledged expert on the subject assesses the social, economic and political consequences of partition. Using compelling sources, the book, which was originally published in 2007, shows how and why the borders were redrawn, how the creation of new nation states led to unprecedented upheavals, massive shifts in population and wholly unexpected transformations of the political landscape in both Bengal and India. The book also reveals how the spoils of partition, which the Congress in Bengal had expected from the new boundaries, were squandered over the twenty years which followed. This is an intriguing and challenging work whose findings change our understanding and its consequences for the history of the subcontinent.

The Indian Independence Act of 1947

Author: Susan Muaddi Darraj

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9781604134964

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

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Discusses the history, major players, and ramifications of the Indian Independence Act.

Remembering Partition

Violence, Nationalism and History in India

Author: Gyanendra Pandey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002509

Category: History

Page: 218

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A compelling and harrowing examination of the violence that marked the Partition of India.

Salz und Safran

Author: Kamila Shamsie

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072344

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Die Dard-e-Dils sind eine exzentrische pakistanische Aristokratenfamilie, zu deren Leidenschaften das Erzählen von Familiengeschichten gehört. Im Zentrum steht die junge Aliya, die glaubt, dass sie auf mysteriöse Weise mit ihrer Tante Mariam verbunden ist, über die besonders eigenartige Geschichten kursieren, unter anderem, weil sie als junge Frau mit dem Familienkoch durchbrannte. Hier sieht Aliya eine Parallele zu ihrer Liebesaffäre mit dem nicht gerade standesgemäßen Khalil ... Ein Feuerwerk von sprühender Fantasie, voller Anekdoten und unwahrscheinlicher Ereignisse, ein Familienroman aus dem Herzen Pakistans.

Aus den Ruinen des Empires

Die Revolte gegen den Westen und der Wiederaufstieg Asiens

Author: Pankaj Mishra

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104027463

Category: History

Page: 448

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Asiens Antwort auf den westlichen Imperialismus: »Provokant, beschämend und überzeugend« The Times Nachdem die letzten Erben des Mogul-Reiches getötet und der Sommerpalast in Peking zerstört war, schien die asiatische Welt vom Westen besiegt. Erstmals erzählt der Essayist und Schriftsteller Pankaj Mishra, wie in dieser Situation Intellektuelle in Indien, China und Afghanistan eine Fülle an Ideen entwickelten, die zur Grundlage für ein neues Asien wurden. Sie waren es, die Mao und Gandhi inspirierten und neue Strömungen des Islam anregten. Von hier aus nahmen die verschiedenen Länder ihren jeweiligen Weg in die Moderne. Unterhaltsam und eindringlich schildert Pankaj Mishra die Entstehung des antikolonialen Denkens und seine Folgen. Ein Buch, das einen völlig neuen Blick auf die Geschichte der Welt bietet und den Schlüssel liefert, um das heutige Asien zu verstehen. »Brillant. Mishra spiegelt den tradierten westlichen Blick auf Asien zurück. Moderne Geschichte, wie sie die Mehrheit der Weltbevölkerung erfahren hat - von der Türkei bis China. Großartig.« Orhan Pamuk »Lebendig ... fesselnd ... ›Aus den Ruinen des Empires‹ hat die Kraft, nicht nur zu belehren, sondern zu schockieren.« Mark Mazower, Financial Times

Reassessing Pakistan

Role of Two-nation Theory

Author: Anand K. Verma

Publisher: Lancer Publishers

ISBN: 9788170622871

Category: History

Page: 278

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This Book Debunks The Popular Notion That The Two-Nation Theory Was At The Very Roots Of The Concept Of Pakistan.

The Lion and the Tiger

The Rise and Fall of the British Raj, 1600-1947

Author: Denis Judd

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192803580

Category: History

Page: 234

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An authoritative and lively account of the long and controversial history of the British in India, from the foundation of the East India Company in 1600; to Ghandi's innovative leadership of the increasingly militant Indian Nationalist movement: and finally to Lord Mountbatten's 'swift surgeryof partition', leaving behind the Independent states of India and Pakistan.Against this epic backdrop, Judd explores the consequences of British control for both Indians and the British in India.What was the effect on their daily lives, and on the lives they were effectively controlling? Were the British intent on development or exploitation? Were they a 'civilizing'force? Easy answers are avoided, and difficult questions provoked in this fascinating book.

Der Zug nach Pakistan


Author: Khushwant Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458174004


Page: 234

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Ein Zug hält im Dorf Mano Majra an der Grenze zwischen Indien und Pakistan. Jetzt ist das Grauen bis ins Dorf gekommen. Der Zug ist voll mit ermordeten Sikhs. Jetzt zählt auch hier nur noch, wer welcher Religion angehört.

The Partition of Bengal and Assam, 1932-1947

Contour of Freedom

Author: Bidyut Chakrabarty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134332750

Category: History

Page: 288

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The fragmentation of Bengal and Assam in 1947 was a crucial moment in India's socio-political history as a nation state. Both the British Indian provinces were divided as much through the actions of the Muslim League as by those of Congress and the British colonial power. Attributing partition largely to Hindu communalists is, therefore, historically inaccurate and factually misleading. The Partition of Bengal and Assam provides a review of constitutional and party politics as well as of popular attitudes and perceptions. The primary aim of this book is to unravel the intricate socio-economic and political processes that led up to partition, as Hindus and Muslims competed ferociously for the new power and privileges to be conferred on them with independence. As shown in the book, well before they divorced at a political level, Hindus and Muslims had been cleaved apart by their socio-economic differences. Partition was probably inevitable.

The History of India

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314599

Category: History

Page: 223

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Discusses the political and economic aspects of each period as well as the social and cultural milieu, and includes a timeline, brief biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.

Die Straße der Geschichtenerzähler

Author: Kamila Shamsie

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827078008

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Juli 1914. Vivian Rose Spencer hastet über die antiken Pflastersteine den Hang hinauf, unter Feigen und Zypressen hindurch, und stolpert fast unversehens in ihre erste Entdeckung. Tahsin Bey, ein Freund ihres Vaters, hat sie eingeladen, an den Ausgrabungen von Labraunda teilzunehmen. An diesem sagenhaften Ort, in dem strahlenden Licht Kariens lässt sie die strengen Konventionen ihrer Heimat weit hinter sich und wird auch Tahsin Bey auf ganz neue Weise begegnen. Juli 1915. Der junge Paschtune Qayyum Gul kehrt verwundet aus dem Krieg zurück; Vivian folgt einer Spur ihres verschwundenen Geliebten. In einem Zug nach Peschawar treffen die beiden aufeinander, nicht ahnend, dass ihre Geschicke sich auf immer verbinden und sie eines Tages, in der Straße der Geschichtenerzähler, wieder zusammenführen werden. Kamila Shamsie hat einen fesselnden Roman über Liebe und Verrat, über Unterdrückung und das Streben nach Freiheit, geschrieben. Voll sinnlicher Details – die blühenden Gärten Peschawars, der Geruch nach Tabak, Erde und Feigen – ist »Die Straße der Geschichtenerzähler« ein Stück erfahrbare Geschichte, ein leidenschaftlicher, dringlicher Roman.

Auf der Suche nach Indien

Author: E. M. Forster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783945386132


Page: 384

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Britain in India, 1858-1947

Author: Lionel Knight

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857285173

Category: History

Page: 214

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'Britain in India, 1858–1947' examines the last ninety years of British India, from the establishment of Crown rule after the Mutiny to withdrawal and partition in 1947.

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