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After Colonial Rule in Asia: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Zoltan Barany

in The Soldier and the Changing State: Building Democratic Armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137681
eISBN:
9781400845491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137681.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at two pivotal states of South Asia: India and Pakistan. India and Pakistan gained their independence in 1947. India succeeded in placing its armed forces under firm and virtually ... More


The Figure of the Abducted Woman: The Citizen as Sexed

Veena Das

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Focusing on the figure of the abducted woman during the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan, this chapter analyzes not only the impact of communal violence on citizens as ... More


To Climb the Highest Mountains

Paul G. Hackett

in Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158879
eISBN:
9780231530378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158879.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Theos Casimir Bernard's return to India, accompanied by Helen Park. While in New York in early August 1946, Theos and Helen attended to the various details associated with a ... More


Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life

Paul Hackett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158879
eISBN:
9780231530378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In 1937, Theos Casimir Bernard (1908–1947), the self-proclaimed “White Lama,” became the third American in history to reach Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. During his stay, he amassed the largest ... More


Secular Speech and Popular Passions: The Antinomies of Indian Secularism

Thomas Blom Hansen

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the deployment of secularism in India in order to contain sectarian violence following the 1947 Partition. In the shifting boundary between the “cultural” and the “political,” ... More


Archiving the Nation: Sarkar’s Fall from Grace

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter tells the story of the transformation of the Imperial Record Department of the colonial Government of India into the National Archives on the independence. But the story is also a ... More


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