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Brown, Judith M. (Judith Margaret) 1944-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 331 publications in 2 languages and 11,515 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker
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Most widely held works by Judith M Brown
Gandhi : prisoner of hope by Judith M Brown( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography which seeks to separate myth from reality by presenting Gandhi within the context
The Oxford History of the British Empire by Nicholas P Canny( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, aiming to provide a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and to take into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. All five of the volumes in this series fully explore economic and social trends as well as political ones
Global South Asians : introducing the modern diaspora by Judith M Brown( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the end of the twentieth century some nine million people of South Asian descent had left India, Bangladesh or Pakistan and settled in different parts of the world, forming a diverse and significant modern diaspora. In the early nineteenth century, many left reluctantly to seek economic opportunities which were lacking at home. This is the story of their often painful experiences in the diaspora, how they constructed new social communities overseas and how they maintained connections with the countries and the families they had left behind. It is a story compellingly told by one of the premier historians of modern South Asia, Judith Brown, whose particular knowledge of the diaspora in Britain and South Africa gives her insight as a commentator. This is a book which will have a broad appeal to general readers as well as to students of South Asian and colonial history, migration studies and sociology
Modern India : the origins of an Asian democracy by Judith M Brown( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundations of this rare phenomenon in either Asia or Africa are seen in India's society, the ideas and beliefs of her people, and the institutions of government and politics which have developed on the subcontinent, in a process of interaction between what was indigenous to India and the many external influences brought to bear on the country by economic, political, and ideological contact with the Western world
Nehru : a political life by Judith M Brown( Book )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first prime minister of India after independence from British rule, Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) was a major architect of India as a nation state. His dedication to politics led to imprisonment under British rule, a deeply disturbed family life, and eventually to nearly two decades in power during which he ceaselessly pursued his vision of a transformed and democratic India." "This compelling biography depicts the phases of Nehru's life and shows how each phase reflected new developments in Indian politics. Drawing on new sources including Nehru's post-1947 papers which have not been accessible before, Judith M. Brown offers the most complete and penetrating account of Nehru yet written. Casting new light on both the public and private Nehru, the book also provides an array of insights into the history of India's nationalist movement and international standing, and into the complexities of constructing a new nation state in the aftermath of imperial rule."--Jacket
Gandhi's rise to power, Indian politics 1915-1922 by Judith M Brown( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windows into the past : life histories and the historian of South Asia by Judith M Brown( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brown looks at how varieties of “life history” that focus on the lives of institutions and families, as well as individuals, offer a broad and rich means of studying history. Her distinctively creative approach differs from traditional historical biography in that it explores a variety of “life histories” and shows us how they become invaluable windows into the past. Following her introduction, “The Practice of History,” Brown opens windows on the history of South Asia. She begins with the life history of an educational institution, Balliol College, Oxford, and tracks the interrelationship between Britain and India through the lives of the British and Indian men who were educated there. She then demonstrates the significance of family life history, showing that by observing patterns of family life over several generations, it is possible to gain insight into the experiences of groups of people who rarely left historical documents about themselves, particularly South Asian women. Finally, Brown uses the life history of two prominent individuals, Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, to examine questions about the nature of Indian nationalism and the emergent Indian state."--pub. desc
Gandhi and civil disobedience : the Mahatma in Indian politics, 1928-34 by Judith M Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Gandhi by Judith M Brown( Book )

18 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even today, six decades after his assassination in January 1948, Mahatma Gandhi is still revered as the father of the Indian nation. His intellectual and moral legacy, encapsulated in works such as Hind Swaraj, as well as the example of his life and politics serve as an inspiration to human rights and peace movements, political activists, and students in classroom discussions throughout the world. This book, comprised of essays by renowned experts in the fields of Indian history and philosophy, traces Gandhi's extraordinary story. The first part of the book, the biography, explores his transformation from a small-town lawyer during his early life in South Africa into a skilled political activist and leader of civil resistance in India. The second part is devoted to Gandhi's key writings and his thinking on a broad range of topics, including religion, conflict, politics, and social relations. The final part reflects on Gandhi's image, how he has been portrayed in literature and film, and on his legacy in India, the West, and beyond"--Provided by publisher
Christians, cultural interactions, and India's religious traditions( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahatma Gandhi : the essential writings by Gandhi( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from the full range of Gandhi's published work--books, articles, broadcasts, interviews, letters--this superb selection illuminates his thinking on religion and spirituality, on society and its problems, on politics and British rule, and on non-violence and civil disobedience
The Oxford history of the British Empire by Judith M Brown( Book )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records
Hong Kong's transitions, 1842-1997( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reversion of Hong Kong to China on 1 July 1997 is an event of major historical significance. This volume examines this event from a long-term perspective against the background of earlier turning-points in Hong Kong's political, economic and social history. Some of the chapters concentrate on Britain's colonial role from 1842; others place the emphasis on China's policies towards the colony; while some essays focus on the experiences of the Hong Kong people themselves. Hong Kong's Transitions also explores Hong Kong's relations with China and Britain in this troubled last decade of colonial rule, analyses the territory's wider global connections, and offers a basis for assessing its possible future as a part of the Chinese state. The study is intended to appeal to specialists and non-specialists and offers a broad context for interpreting this particularly crucial stage in Hong Kong's history
Migration, the Asian experience by Judith M Brown( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The large-scale migration of Asian peoples has been a major force of historical change in the twentieth century. This volume examines some of the significant flows of migrants within and beyond Asia. Some of the chapters are broad canvasses describing world-wide diaspora: for example, the Parsis or Chinese abroad. Others deal with more localized movements such as Muslims from India to Pakistan. The book focuses on migration as a long-term process and experience, often spanning several generations and building on established traditions of movement. Its approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on the skills of sociologists, anthropologists, historians, comparative theologians, geographers and specialists in international relations. It is offered both as academic study and to give non-specialists insight into the processes that now make up our diverse societies
Gandhi and South Africa : principles and politics by Judith M Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men and Gods in a changing world : some themes in the religious experience of twentieth-century Hindus and Christians by Judith M Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Twentieth century( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth installment in this distinguished and unprecedented series brings us to the twentieth century. As with the other volumes, this book includes the work of leading scholars
The essential writings by Gandhi( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new selection of Gandhi's writings taken from his books, articles, letters and interviews sets out his views on religion, politics, society, non-violence and civil disobedience. Judith M. Brown's excellent introduction and notes examines his philosophy and the political context in which he wrote
Winds of change : an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 29 April 1991 by Judith M Brown( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of the British Empire( )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume III of "The Oxford History of the British Empire" covers the long 19th century, from the achievement of American independence in the 1780s to the eve of world war in 1914. This was the period of Britain's greatest expansion as both empire-builder and dominant world power. The volume is divided into two parts. The first contains thematic chapters, some focusing on Britain, others on areas at the imperial periphery, exploring those fundamental dynamics of British expansion which made imperial influence and rule possible. They also examine the economic, cultural, and institutional frameworks which gave shape to Britain's overseas empire. Part 2 is devoted to the principal areas of imperial activity overseas, including both white settler and tropical colonies. Chapters examine how British interests and imperial rule shaped individual regions' 19th-century political and social-economic history. Themes dealt with include the economics of empire, imperial institutions, defence, technology, imperial and colonial cultures, science and exploration
 
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The Oxford History of the British EmpireGlobal South Asians : introducing the modern diasporaModern India : the origins of an Asian democracyNehru : a political lifeGandhi's rise to power, Indian politics 1915-1922Windows into the past : life histories and the historian of South AsiaGandhi and civil disobedience : the Mahatma in Indian politics, 1928-34The Cambridge companion to Gandhi
Alternative Names
Brown, Judith M.

Brown, Judith Margaret.

Brown, Judith Margaret 1944-

Languages
English (269)

Italian (3)