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Midnight's Descendants: A History of South Asia since Partition
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    Dispersed across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, Midnight’s Descendants—the generations born since
    the 1947 “midnight hour partition” of British India—are the world’s fastest growing population. This vast region and its
    peoples wield an enormous influence over global economics and geopolitics, yet their impact is too often simplified by
    accounts that focus solely on one nation and ignore the intricate web of affiliations that shape relations among British
    India’s successor states. Now, in Midnight Descendants, celebrated historian John Keay presents the first comprehensive
    history of this complex and interconnected region, delving deep into the events that have shaped its past and continue
    to guide its future.

    The 1947 partition was devastating to the larger of the newly created states, and it continues to haunt them to this
    day. Joined by their common origin and the fear of further partition, the five key nations of South Asia have progressed
    in tandem to a large degree. These countries have been forced to grapple with common challenges, from undeveloped
    economies and fractured societies to foreign interventions and the fraught legacy of imperialism, leaving them
    irrevocably intertwined. Combining authoritative historical analysis with vivid reportage, Keay masterfully charts South
    Asia’s winding path toward modernization and democratization over the past sixty years. Along the way, he unravels the
    volatile India-Pakistan relationship; the rise of religious fundamentalism; the wars that raged in Kashmir and Sri
    Lanka; and the fortunes of millions of South Asia migrants dispersed throughout the world, creating a full and nuanced
    understanding of this dynamic region.

    Expansive and dramatic, Midnight’s Descendants is a sweeping narrative of South Asia’s recent history, from the
    aftermath of the 1947 partition to the region’s present-day efforts to transcend its turbulent past and assume its
    rightful role in global politics.