Building the Empire, Building the Nation

Development, Legitimacy, and Hydro-Politics in Sind, 1919-1969
Author(s): 
Haines, Timothy Daniel
ISBN: 
9780199068487
Date published: 
October 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£16.99

European empires disintegrated during the twentieth century, leaving newly-formed postcolonial states in their wake. In this turbulent period, governments sought new political idioms to support their claims to legitimacy as modern states. In Sindh, a part of British India and (later) of Pakistan, the late colonial and early post-colonial states combined major attempts to control the natural environment with a serious engagement with representative politics in their bid for legitimacy.