State Identity & Violence - Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh

State Identity & Violence - Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh

Product ID: 9106

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Author: Navnita Chadha Behera
Publisher: Manohar
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 384
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173043604


Tracing the origin of and providing the most complete account of the diverse group identities, this work presents the first detailed and critical appraisal of the State and Regional Autonomy Committee Reports released in 1999.

The book deals with how the Kashmiris were alienated by the appropriation of J&K's autonomous status by interventionist and centralized state structures.Dr. Navnita argues that the root cause of this alienation lies in the organization of the nation-state that submerges sub national identities into a national identity and the control of state power by the majority community tends to marginalize the minorities. She suggests that the only viable, just and lasting solution to the problem lies in a multi layered federal arrangements of power sharing that will fulfill the political aspirations of all the communities of the state.