Underground Asia: Global Revolutionaries and the Assault on Empire

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6.4 X 9.3 X 1.9 inches | 2.65 pounds

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About the Author
Tim Harper is Professor of the History of Southeast Asia and Director of the Centre for History and Economics at the University of Cambridge. His books include The End of Empire and the Making of Malaya and, with Christopher Bayly, Forgotten Armies and Forgotten Wars (both from Harvard).
Tim Harper's Underground Asia is a marvel of a book. I have never seen anything like it. Harper has the storyteller's gift. He makes connections across space and time and race and place that most people can't dream of emulating. No one understands the warp and weft of the absolute powder-keg explosion of the beginnings of nationalism in Asia writ-large better than Tim Harper.--Eric Tagliacozzo, Cornell University
Underground Asia is a monumental and magnificent study of anti-colonial revolutionaries who forged solidarities across the globe to mount a connected onslaught against the British, French, and Dutch empires. Written with verve and panache, this is riveting narrative history at its very best that would evoke the envy of the finest novelists.--Sugata Bose, Harvard University
Underground Asia is the most gripping work of history I have ever read. It is a truly profound meditation on the struggles for freedom that shaped modern Asia, it is an astonishing feat of archival detective work, and it is a flat out literary masterpiece.--Sunil Amrith, author of Unruly Waters