Ethnicity and Nation-Building in India

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Oktober 2010



In a majority-minority framework, study provides analysis of various models and approaches adopted by the ruling elite aiming at nation-building in post-colonial India. Author argues that Sikh ethno-nationalism was a reaction to/ or the product of flawed and erroneous approach at nation-forging that was pursued by the people in power. Neighbouring state Pakistan having hostile relations with India provided support to the Sikh ethnic uprisings for its own strategic gains but had no territorial ambitions as are in case of Kashmir. Moreover, Pakistan was not responsible for the origin of Sikh ethnic uprisings. It only tried to exploit the situation when it originated due to the domestic political milieu in India. Sikh diaspora also participated in its kindred-community's movement while internationalizing the issue of Khalistan, raising the question of human rights abuses along with providing diverse types of moral & material support. Thus, this book is useful for academicians, statesmen, researchers, students and general readers to understand the Indian ruling elite's approach at nation-building in general and Sikh ethno-nationalism in particular.


Author is Assistant Professor (AP) at School of Global Relations, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. After receiving his Ph.D. from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, he served as AP at Lyallpur Khalsa College. He joined School of Social Sciences, GNDU as Post Doc. Fellow and published over a dozen of international and national papers.
EAN: 9783843362320
ISBN: 3843362327
Untertitel: The Study of Sikh Ethno-Nationalism. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Acad. Publ.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2010
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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