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Author Jeffrey, Robin.

Title What's happening to India? : Punjab, ethnic conflict, and the test for federalism / Robin Jeffrey
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Holmes & Meier, 1994


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  954.05 Jef/Wht 1994  AVAILABLE
Description li, 252 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents What Happened to India, 1985-92? -- 1. Ethnicity -- 2. Punjab -- 3. Sikhs -- 4. Innovations -- 5. Politics, 1947-77 -- 6. Faction -- 7. Explosion -- 8. What's Happening to India? The Test for Federalism -- Postscript: November 1985
Summary With a new introduction covering events between 1985 and 1992, including the destruction of the mosque at Ayodhya, this book analyzes the secessionist crisis in Punjab which led to Indira Gandni's murder and examines larger themes of ethnic conflict and threats to Indian unity. In varying degrees, the innovations that pervaded Punjab in the 1970s are penetrating all of India, changing patterns of communication, shaping ideas about the past and creating grand aspirations for the future. The new introduction links the Punjab example to recent "communal" disputes and considers the domestic implications for India of a world in which "socialism" and "non-alignment" have lost much of their meaning
Analysis India History, 1984 -
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-242) and index
Subject Communalism -- India -- Punjab.
Sikhs -- History.
India -- Politics and government -- 1947-
India -- Politics and government -- 1977-
Punjab (India) -- Politics and government.
LC no. 93023299
ISBN 0333594436
0333594444 (paperback)
084191351X (paperback)
Other Titles What is happening to India?