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Right-sizing the StateThe Politics of Moving Borders$
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Brendan O'Leary, Ian S. Lustick, and Thomas Callaghy

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199244904

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199244901.001.0001

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Resizing and Reshaping the State: India from Partition to the Present

Resizing and Reshaping the State: India from Partition to the Present

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(p.138) 5 Resizing and Reshaping the State: India from Partition to the Present
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Right-sizing the State
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Gurharpal Singh

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199244901.003.0005

Gurharpal Singh traces the institutional dependence of the Indian state on conceptions of itself and its original borders as sacrosanct. But, the author argues that the state is, in reality, reshaped as a result of demands from linguistic and other groups of the dominant North Central Hindu/Indian populations, while demands from the periphery are ignored. The chapter examines how political elites deliberately entrenched the hegemonic beliefs about the state size after the partition, the centre's response to the challenges faced by Kashmir and Punjab to these beliefs, and various coalitions in favour and against reshaping of the Indian state.

Keywords:   elites, Hindu, India, Kashmir, Punjab, Gurharpal Singh, the partition

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