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Troubled Diversity: The Political Process in Northeast India

Sandhya Goswami

Abstract

Diversity as a social fact always existed in the world at large but it becomes a problem when it exists within the territory of a state or when the cultural or racial differences become the basis of group inequality or when the different groups perceive one another as threats to their identity. The nature of diversity in India's Northeast represents bewildering mosaics of different collective identities—religious, linguistic, and ethnic—that overlap and cut across one another in innumerable ways. The intensification of identity politics centering around ethnicity is one of the distinguishing f ... More

Keywords: collective identities, ethnicity, domination, peripheral region

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199453337
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453337.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandhya Goswami, editor
Professor, Department of Political Science, Gauhati University

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Contents

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Part I Historical Legacies

Part II Diversity, Development, Conflict, and Management

8 Managing Diversity

UTTAM BATHARI

Part III Comparative Perspective

9 Northeast and Kashmir

NOOR AHMAD BABA

10 Diversity and Conflict

REKHA CHOWDHARY, SANDHYA GOSWAMI