Asian Voices in a Post-colonial Age by Susan Bayly
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Asian Voices in a Post-colonial Age
By Susan Bayly

Asian Voices in a Post-colonial Age

Vietnam, India and Beyond

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Asian Voices in a Post-colonial Age by Susan Bayly

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This study of intellectuals and their cosmopolitan life trajectories is based on anthropological and historical research in Vietnam and India, two great Asian societies with contrasting experiences of empire, decolonisation and the rise and fall of the twentieth-century socialist world system. Building on the author's long-standing research experience in India and on remarkable family narratives collected during fieldwork in northern Vietnam, the book deals with epic events and complex social transformations from a perspective that emphasizes the personal and the familial. Its central theme is the extraordinary mobility of intelligentsia lives. The author explores the role of the intellectual in the economic, social and cultural transformation of the post-colonial world through in-depth ethnographic fieldwork methods. In identifying parallels and contrasts between Hanoi's 'socialist moderns' and the family and career experiences of their Indian counterparts, the book makes a distinctive contribution to the study of colonial, socialist and post-socialist Asia.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521868853
ISBN-10: 0521868858
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 294
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Asian Voices in a Post-colonial Age by Susan Bayly Asian Voices in a Post-colonial Age, Paperback (October 2007)

A study of intellectuals and their cosmopolitan life trajectories in Vietnam and India.

Saints, Goddesses and Kings by Susan Bayly Saints, Goddesses and Kings, Paperback (April 2004)

Saints, Goddesses and Kings illumines the meaning and history of religious conversion and the nature of community.

Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age by Susan Bayly Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age, Paperback (February 2001)

One of the most powerful statements ever written on the subject of caste in India.

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Author Biography - Susan Bayly

Susan Bayly is Reader in Historical Anthropology in the Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University and a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. Her previous publications include Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age (1999) and Saints, Goddesses and Kings: Muslims and Christians in South Indian Society 1700-1900 (1989).

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