Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR
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About the Author
Adeeb Khalid is Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and History at Carleton College. He is the author of Islam after Communism and The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform.
"[T]his brilliant book demonstrates that modern Uzbekistan was unequivocally made by Uzbek intellectuals in Central Asia, and not by Bolshevik commissars in Moscow. Adeeb Khalid has offered invaluable evidence to argue that Central Asia's political fate remains equally in the hands of local leaders, and is not determined by obscure outside forces. It is in this sense that Making Uzbekistan will make a lasting contribution to Central Asian Studies."--Europe-Asia Studies
"Khalid successfully compiles an impressive and outstanding account of the unfolding events in the making of Uzbekistan in the tumultuous epoch of the Russian Revolution as a result of his encyclopedic comprehension of the sociohistorical considerations of the period and his unique linguistic capabilities."--Acta Via Serica
"Adeeb Khalid's Making Uzbekistan is a careful reconstruction of Muslim reformist thought in Turkestan, which advances considerably our understanding of the reasons why sections of the local intelligentsia participated actively in the Soviet construction."--American Historical Review