The Resource The Sikh separatist insurgency in India : political leadership and ethnonationalist movements, Jugdep S. Chima

The Sikh separatist insurgency in India : political leadership and ethnonationalist movements, Jugdep S. Chima

Label
The Sikh separatist insurgency in India : political leadership and ethnonationalist movements
Title
The Sikh separatist insurgency in India
Title remainder
political leadership and ethnonationalist movements
Statement of responsibility
Jugdep S. Chima
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The "Punjab crisis", a two-decade long armed insurgency that emerged as a violent ethnonationalist movement in the 1980s and gradually transformed into a secessionist struggle, resulted in an estimated 25,000 casualties in Punjab. This ethnonationalist movement, on one hand, ended the perceived notion of looking at Punjab as the model of political stability in independent India and, on the other, raised several lingering socio-political questions which have great effect on Indian politics for decades to come, including the prospects of recurring ethnic insurgencies.The Sikh Separatist Insurgency in India: Political Leadership and Ethnonationalist Movements provides an authoritative political history of the Sikh separatist insurgency in Punjab by focussing on "patterns of political leadership", a previously unexplored explanatory variable. It describes in detail the trends which led to the emergence of the 2Punjab crisis3, the various dynamics through which the movement sustained itself and the changing nature of "patterns of political leadership" which eventually resulted in its decline in the mid-1990s.Providing a microhistorical analysis of the "Punjab crisis," this book argues that the trajectories of ethnonationalist movements are largely determined by the interaction between self-interested ethnic and state political elites, who not only react to the structural choices they face, but whose purposeful actions and decisions ultimately affect the course of ethnic group--state relations. It consolidates this theoretical preposition through a comparative analysis of four contemporary global ethnonationalist movements--those occurring in Chechnya, Northern Ireland, Kashmir, and Assam.This book will be of interest to students and academics studying political science and history, especially those working on South Asia and the Sikhs, and also for public policy practitioners in multi-ethnic societies. It remains invaluable reading for those interested in the phenomenon of ethnonationalism
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
954/.552052
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS485.P88
LC item number
C456 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Sikh separatist insurgency in India : political leadership and ethnonationalist movements, Jugdep S. Chima
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Color
multicolored
Control code
000047155338
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 314 p.)
File format
one file format
Isbn
9788132105381
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
absent
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26607499
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)664374332
  • eblnew8132103025
System details
Mode of access : World Wide Web (viewed January 4, 2011)

Library Locations

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