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Political governance and minority rights : the South and South-East Asian scenario

Author: Lipi Ghosh
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
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Collection of essays analysing the current scenario in South and Southeast Asia with respect to the position of minority groups. Based on an in-depth investigation of some of the lasting minority-majority conflicts of the post-colonial period in countries that often escape comparison, the articles are a critical exposition of the social, economic, cultural and political dimensions of these struggles. The central  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Political governance and minority rights.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2009
(OCoLC)763019421
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lipi Ghosh
ISBN: 9780415550710 0415550718
OCLC Number: 311790227
Notes: "This volume had its origin in an international seminar organized in October 2006 by the Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, on Minorities, Community Rights and Political Governance"--Preface.
Description: xlii, 349 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Politics of competing ethnicity and violence : the experience of India's north-east / Partha S. Ghosh --
Ethnic minority and political governance : the Tai-Ahoms in colonial and post-colonial Assam / Lipi Ghosh --
Violence, victimhood and minority women : the Gujarat violence of 2002 / Anasua Basu and Ray Chaudhury --
Negotiations with a difference : minority women in the borderlands of Sri Lanka and India / Paula Banerjee --
Inclusive democracy and governance in 'new' Nepal / Lok Raj Baral --
Fighting exclusion : towards understanding the predicament of Adivasis in Bangladesh / Atiur Rahman --
Non-Muslims in an Islamic republic : religious minorities in Pakistan / Maneesha Tikekar --
Minorities and political governance : the Myanmar situation / Mandy Sadan --
Mapping discourses of community rights in northern Thailand, from the first national economic and social development plan to the Thaksin era / Amnuayvit Thitibordin --
Governing minority rights? The south and south-east Asian scenario / Samir Kumar Das --
Contested identity, negotiated rights : the Muslim minority of south Thailand / Mala Rajo Sathian --
Minorities and cultural dominance in Malaysia : a legacy of co-optation and capitulation / Sunil Kukreja --
Wong Cilik and Wong Gede : contesting over nationalist imaginations / Aris Arif Mundayat --
The politics of perception and Chinese-Philippine writings / Lily Rose Tope.
Responsibility: editor, Lipi Ghosh.

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