Lineages of the Present: Ideology and Politics in Contemporary South Asia

Lineages of the Present Ideology and Politics in Contemporary South Asia In March India broke a quarter century s silence when it detonated a series of nuclear devices in the Rajasthan desert Having announced it possessed the requisite credentials for membership in t

  • Title: Lineages of the Present: Ideology and Politics in Contemporary South Asia
  • Author: Aijaz Ahmad
  • ISBN: 9781859843581
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • In March 1998, India broke a quarter century s silence when it detonated a series of nuclear devices in the Rajasthan desert Having announced it possessed the requisite credentials for membership in the nuclear club in 1974, India quickly disavowed any desire to join, pledging not to develop its capability further As the Pokhran explosions revealed, that promise would nIn March 1998, India broke a quarter century s silence when it detonated a series of nuclear devices in the Rajasthan desert Having announced it possessed the requisite credentials for membership in the nuclear club in 1974, India quickly disavowed any desire to join, pledging not to develop its capability further As the Pokhran explosions revealed, that promise would not be kept for ever, and the principal beneficiary of its breaking was now to be a right wing government seeking to shore up its shaky political base by demonstrating its commitment to the Hindu bomb.While most in the West were taken unawares by this sudden bellicosity in the land of Ghandi, scrupulous observers on the South Asian scene insisted it had a clear history In this, his first book since the hotly debated In Theory, Aijaz Ahmad untangles many of the intertwined threads of historical and political traditions in a still too poorly understood region of the world.

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