Ethnic Conflict in India

A Case-Study of Punjab

  • Gurharpal Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflict and Indian Politics

  3. Punjab and the Sikhs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Gurharpal Singh
      Pages 75-76
    3. Gurharpal Singh
      Pages 77-99
    4. Gurharpal Singh
      Pages 100-112
    5. Gurharpal Singh
      Pages 113-123
  4. Militancy and Counterinsurgency: Restructring Sikh Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Gurharpal Singh
      Pages 127-128
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  5. Hindutva, Akalis and the BJP: the ‘Punjab Problem’ in a Comparative Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Gurharpal Singh
      Pages 179-180

About this book


This important new book critically evaluates the conventional reading of ethnicity and ethnic conflict in contemporary Indian politics. By focusing on India's nation and state-building in the peripheral regions since 1947, in particular Punjab, it argues that there is a case for considering India as an ethnic democracy.


conflict democracy political science politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Gurharpal Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HullUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40492-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-333-98177-1
  • About this book