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Title South Africa & India : shaping the global South / edited by Isabel Hofmeyr and Michelle Williams
Published Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2011
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Contents Introduction: South Africa-India : historical connections, cultural circulations and socio-political comparisons / Isabel Hofmeyr and Michelle Williams -- Historical connections. Gandhi's printing press : Indian Ocean print cultures and cosmopolitanisms / Isabel Hofmeyr -- Steamship empire : Asian, African and British sailors in the Merchant Marine c. 1880-1945 / Jonathan Hyslop -- The interlocking worlds of the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa and India / Pradip Kumar Datta -- The disquieting of history : Portuguese (de)colonisation and Goan migration in the India Ocean / Pamila Gupta -- Monty ... meets Gandhi ... meets Mandela : the dilemma of non-violent resisters in South Africa, 1940-60 / Goolam Vahed -- Socio-political comparisons. Renaissances, African and modern : Gandhi as a resource? / Crain Soudien -- Democratic deepening in India and South Africa / Patrick Heller -- Local democracy in Indian and South African cities : a comparative literature review / Claire Bénit-Gbaffou and Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal -- Reimagining socialist futures in South Africa and Kerala, India / Michelle Williams -- Labour, migrancy and urbanisation in South Africa and India, 1900-60 / Phil Bonner -- Conclusion: Cricket ethics : reflections on a South African-Indian politics of virtue / Eric Worby
Summary South Africa's future is increasingly tied up with that of India. While trade and investment between the two countries is intensifying, they share long-standing historical ties and have much in common: apart from cricket, colonialism and Gandhi, both countries are important players in the global South. As India emerges as a major economic power, the need to understand these links becomes ever more pressing. Can the two countries enter balanced forms of exchange? What forms of transnational political community between these two regions have yet to be researched and understood? The first section of South Africa and India traces the range of historical connection between the two countries. The second section explores unconventional comparisons that offer rich ground on which to build original areas of study. This innovative book looks to a post-American world in which the global South will become ever more important. Within this context, the Indian Ocean arena itself and South Africa and India in particular move to the fore. The book's main contribution lies in the approaches and methods offered by its wide range of contributors for thinking about this set of circumstances
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-317) and index
Subject India -- Politics and government.
India -- Relations -- South Africa.
Indian Ocean Region.
South Africa -- Politics and government.
South Africa -- Relations -- India.
Form Electronic book
Author Hofmeyr, Isabel.
Williams, Michelle, 1969-
LC no. 2011509012
ISBN 1868145557 (electronic bk.)
9781868145553 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles South Africa and India