More Details about Ethnicity and Nation-Building in South Asia: Revised Edition

General Information  
Author(s)Urmila Phadnis and Rajat Ganguly
PublisherSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Publish YearDecember 2000


First published in 1989, this widely hailed core text of the dynamics of ethnic identities and movements in the South Asian region is perhaps even more relevant today, as the region faces a resurgence of ethno-nationalist sentiments and the outbreak of new ethnic conflict. Among the features of this thoroughly revised edition are:
- it provides a critical appraisal of various theoretical approaches to the study of ethnicity and nation-building
- delineates the ethnic composition of the South Asian Region
- examines the specific state structures of the countries studied: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives
- discusses various ethnic movements in these countries
- covers the most recent developments in the region