State and Nation in South Asia

State and Nation in South Asia

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What makes a national community out of a state? Addressing this fundamental question. Rajagopalan studies national integration from the perspective of three South Asian communities - Tamilians in India, Sindhis in Pakistan, and Tamils in Sri Lanka - that have a history of secessionism in common, but with vastly different outcomes Rajagopalan investigates why integration is relatively successful in some cases (Tamil Nadu), less so in others (Sindh), and disastrous in some (Sri Lanka). Broadly comparative and drawing together multiple aspects of political development and nation building, her imaginative exploration of the tension between state and nation gives voice to relatively disenfranchised sections of society.Avril Powella#39;s essay is a comparison of aquot;standardaquot; histories in India and Pakistan. ... The second is Sasanka Pereraa#39;s dissertation, aquot;Teaching and Learning Hatred: The Role of Education and Socialization in Sri Lankan Ethnic Conflictaquot; (1991).

Title:State and Nation in South Asia
Author:Swarna Rajagopalan
Publisher:Lynne Rienner Publishers - 2001-01-01


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