Asma Barlas

Retired Professor, Politics


Democracy, Nationalism and Communalism: The Colonial Legacy in South Asia

(Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1995).

Focuses on the legacies of British colonial rule as a way to understand contemporary South Asian politics, specially the history of military rule in Pakistan and electoral democracy in India.  (Can be read on-line at Questia.)

- Contents
- Preface
- 1: Introduction
- 2: Democracy, Nationalism, and Communalism: A Gramscian Approach
- 3: The Colonial State
- 4: Colonial Hindu Politics
- 5: Colonial Muslim Politics
- 6: Conclusion
- Notes
- Bibliography
- About the Book and Author
- Index