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Author Commuri, Gitika.

Title Indian identity narratives and the politics of security / Gitika Commuri
Published New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif : SAGE Publications, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 308 pages)
Contents Identity and the politics of security -- National identity narratives in India : religious-cultural and secular -- National identity narratives and the politics of securing Jammu and Kashmir -- Pakistan : significant patterns in relations with the most important external 'other' -- Relations with China : 'Hindi Chini bhai-bhai' -- Conclusion : identity matters, but--
Summary This book examines the role of identity in the context of international relations and national policies. It analyses national identity conceptions and state behaviour, examining whether identities (seen in terms of self/other relations) constitute a crucial element of state interest, both in terms of end goals and strategies. Primarily, it discusses the effects of secular and religious-cultural discourses of identity on domestic and foreign affairs in the context of India. The book focuses on events from 1990 to 2003 and seeks to unravel how narratives of self and other influence the engagemen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject National characteristics, East Indian.
Nationalism -- India.
China -- Foreign relations -- India.
India -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects.
India -- Foreign relations -- Social aspects.
India -- Foreign relations -- China.
India -- Foreign relations -- Pakistan.
Jammu and Kashmir (India) -- Politics and government.
Pakistan -- Foreign relations -- India.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 8132106199 (electronic bk.)
8132112229 (ebook)
9788132106197 (electronic bk.)
9788132112228 (ebook)
(hard back)