Robert W. Stern is a Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. For more than thirty years his professional life has centered on the study of modem South Asia. He is the author of four books, and a number of articles.
DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP IN SOUTH ASIA
DOMINANT CLASSES AND POLITICAL OUTCOMES IN INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND BANGLADESH
In reaction to British imperialism during the 19th and 20th centuries, Indian Muslims and Hindus imagined and invented their separate and distinct religious communities and communal nationalisms. These were institutionalized in the subcontinent’s political systems by the British government in collaboration with Indian politicians. Stem argues that this production of communalism has been crucial in structuring the composition and organization of South Asia’s politically dominant classes, and that they, in turn, have been crucial in determining parliamentary democracy’s growth or atrophy on the subcontinent.
Publisher: VIVA BOOKS
Subtitle: DOMINANT CLASSES AND POLITICAL OUTCOMES IN INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND BANGLADESH
Author: ROBERT W. STERN