Ferghana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia

My major chapter in this book is about Ferghana Valley during Stalin period of Soviet history (1929-1953). It touches upon the following topics: imposition of Soviet institutions; opposition and acceptance of same; economy, social change, education, and culture under Soviet rule; policies of the 1920s and fate of Jadids; collectivization and communal life; sources and identities of new elites and role of women; developing of transport infrastructure, Stalin repressions, WWII and post-war years; role of leaders; dependence and autonomy; continuity amidst change; elements of local rule; elements of Europeanization and other.

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