Ethnicity and Polity in South Asia

Ethnicity and Polity in South Asia

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Author: Girin Phukon
Editor: Girin Phukon
Publisher: South Asia Publishers
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 271
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170032622

Description

Essays included in this volume provide an in-depth analysis of the impact of ethnicity on the politics of South Asian countries.

Essays included in this volume provide an in-depth analysis of the impact of ethnicity on the politics of South Asian countries. This volume is a compilation of papers relating to various ethnic issues and problems in the states of South Asia. The main objective of this exercise is to understand the political dynamics of ethnic identities and movements in South Asian countries.

Ethnicization of politics and politicization of ethnic identity has sharpened the ethnic consciousness in the South Asian countries – Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India. Most of these states have not succeeded in their attempt to build up a collective whole of their religion-cultural and ethno-linguistic pluralities. The communalization of politics and parochial loyalties have given rise to ethno-nationalistic tendencies. Thus ethnic conflict has adversely affected the political process of South Asian States.

This volume is intended to understand the political dimensions of ethnicity in South Asia. In fact, the essays included in this volume provide an in-depth analysis of the impact of ethnicity on the politics of South Asian countries.

Contents

Preface
Contributors

Girin Phukon
Introduction

S. K. Chaube
National Building and Ethno-Cultural Tension in South Asia

Ranabir Samaddar
South Asia: Self-Determination, Forms of Autonomy and Democratic Argument

Maya Chadda
Ethnic Nationalism and the State: Pakistan’s Road to Military Dictatorship

Ratna Tikoo
Ethnicity and Politics in Pakistan

Chandika Basu Mazumdar
Ethnic Politics in Bangladesh: A Search for Tribal Identity

Sekh Rahim Mondol
Ethnic Groups and Ethnicity in Bhutan: An appraisal

R. C. Mishra
Challenges and Opportunities of Ethnic Crisis to National-Building Process in Bhutan

Ananta Raj Poudyal
Ethnicity and Crisis of Governance in Nepal

M.D. Dharamdasani
Problem of Ethnicity in Nepal: An Overview

Gamini Samarnayake
Ethnic Conflict and Guerrilla Warfare of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka

Olive Peacock
Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: A Case of the Burgher

Sanjib Baruah
General as Governors and Politics of Ethnic Insurgency in Northeast India

H. Srikanth
Understanding Ethnic Conflict in Northeast India

Samir Kumar Das
Extraordinary Partition and its Impact on Ethnic Militant Politics of Assam

Girin Phukon
Language Policy and Ethnic Conflict in Northeast India: A Case of Assam

Dhiren Bhagawati
Ethnic Conflict in Meghalaya: An Epitome of Northeast India

Susmita Sengupta
Migration and Ethnic Issues in Northeast India: An Analysis of the Arunachal Pradesh

Index