State and Nation in South Asia
Focusing on the features that make a state a national community, this volume studies national integration from the perspective of three South Asian communities: the Tamils in India, the Sindhis in Pakistan, and the Tamils in Sri Lanka, all of whom have a history of secessionism in common, but with vastly different outcomes. In each case, the author investigates and compares successful and unsuccessful strategies of integration, focusing particularly on reconciliation and accommodation. The book includes a list of acronyms and an extensive bibliography. c. Book News Inc.
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