State and Nation in South Asia

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, Jan 1, 2001 - Political Science - 233 pages
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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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State Identity and Ethnicity
State Intervention and Integrative Strategies
Two Principles
List of Acronyms
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SWARNA RAJAGOPALAN is a Post-doctoral Fellow, Michigan State University, (James Madison College). Her research interests include nationalist and ethnic conflicts, state formation, and political development and security issues, particularly internal conflicts. She is the author of journal articles in these areas.

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