In 1947 exhausted by two world wars britain decided to relinquish its imperial control in south asia including the subcontinent of india the successor states that emerged from partition and independence include india pakistan nepal sri lanka and bangladesh. Expansive and dramatic midnights descendants is a sweeping narrative of south asias recent history from the aftermath of the 1947 partition to the regions present day efforts to transcend its turbulent past and assume its rightful role in global politics read more. They comprise all the peoples of what is now called south asia the preferred term for the partitioned subcontinent of modern india pakistan and bangladesh plus nepal and sri lanka midnight s descendants is the first history of the region as a whole. Midnights descendants a history of south asia since partition hardcover 11 mar 2014 by john keay author visit amazons john keay page search results for this author john keay author 44 out of 5 stars 6 ratings see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions amazon price new from used from hardcover please retry 768 3579 260 hardcover 768 12 . Download citation midnights descendants a history of south asia since partition by john keay new york ny basic books 2014 pp xxxiv 392 2999 no abstract is available for this
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