What’s Happening to India?

Punjab, Ethnic Conflict, and the Test for Federalism

  • Authors
  • Robin Jeffrey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-li
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 206-252

About this book


Updated to cover events between 1986 and 1992, including the destruction of the mosque at Ayodhya in December 1992, the book analyses the secessionist crisis in Punjab which led to Indira Gandhi's murder and examines larger themes of ethnic conflict and threats to Indian unity. The Punjab example sheds light on processes at work in the rest of India, as the introduction to the new edition of the book points out. It also considers the domestic implications for India of a world in which 'socialism' and 'non-alignment' have lost much of their meaning.


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