Ethnonationalism in India

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bySanjib Baruah

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Discussing various ethnonational movements in India, including the Northeast, Punjab, and the Kashmir movements, the volume covers their initiation, subsequent trajectory, and the role of the State. The first part provides the context discussing democracy, diversity, and devolution and thecontainment of social and political power. The second and third parts focus on Kashmir as a legacy of Partition, and the Northeast respectively. Both parts discuss the nature of contest among various forms of legitimate and not-legitimate power in these conflicts. Dealing with the nature of federaldesign, the fourth part discusses conflict-negotiation between a democratic nation and prospective breakaway units, with an emphasis on how such situations are controlled. The fifth part explores the theory of fragmented nationalisms and relates it to the specifics of the situation in India. Theconcluding part charts the rise and fall of self-determination movements across the country.

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Discussing various ethnonational movements in India, including the Northeast, Punjab, and the Kashmir movements, the volume covers their initiation, subsequent trajectory, and the role of the State. The first part provides the context discussing democracy, diversity, and devolution and thecontainment of social and political power. The ...

Sanjib Baruah is Professor of Political Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:532 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:August 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and FiguresPublisher's AcknowledgementsSanjib Baruah: IntroductionPart I: Debating the Indian Record1. Kanti Bajpai: Diversity, Democracy, and Devolution in India2. Paul R. Brass: Elite Interests, Popular Passions, and Social Power in the Language Politics of India3. Gurharpal Singh: Reassessing 'Conventional Wisdom': Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflict and India as an Ethnic DemocracyPart II: Kashmir: Ethnonational Conflict, and the Legacy of Partition4. Ashutosh Varshney: Three Compromised Nationalisms: Why Kashmir has been a Problem5. Sumit Ganguly: Explaining the Kashmir Insurgency: Political Mobilization and Institutional Decay6. Sumantra Bose: The Kashmir Conflict in the Early 21st CenturyPart III: Northeast India: Ethnonationalism in a Cultural Borderland7. Sanjib Baruah: Confronting Constructionism: Ending the Naga War8. M.S. Prabhakara: Invention, Reinvention, and Contestation: Politics of Identity in Assam9. M. Sajjad Hassan: Secessionism in Northeast India: Identity Wars or Crises of Legitimacy?Part IV: Ethnonationalism and the Federal Design10. Katharine Adeney: Constitutional Centring: Nation Formation and Consociational Federalism in India and Pakistan11. Alfred Stepan: Federalism, Multinational Societies, and Negotiating a Democratic 'State-Nation': A Theoretical Framework, the Indian Model, and a Tamil Case Study12. Maya Chadda: Integration through Internal Reorganization: Containing Ethnic Conflict in IndiaPart V: Consociational Theory and India13. Arend Lijphart: The Puzzle of Indian Democracy: A Consociational Interpretation14. Steven Ian Wilkinson: India, Consociational Theory, and Ethnic ViolencePart VI: The Fortunes of Ethnonational Movements: Contextual Variables15. Atul Kohli: Can Democracies Accommodate Ethnic Nationalism? Rise and Decline of Self-Determination Movements in India16. Narendra Subramanian: Ethnicity and Pluralism: An Exploration with Reference to Indian CasesNotes on Contributors