Ethnic Awakening in South Asia: Drawing Analogy with Nepal

  • Kalpana JhaEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Anthropology book series (BRIEFSANTHRO)


This chapter discusses the development of identity politics as it travelled from USSR to Europe to South Asia. The countries discussed are India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, China and Nepal given that identity politics in the region has had a strong spill over impact across borders. Nepal being situated at cultural and strategic cross-roads of South Asia could not remain impervious to the fast changing ethnic dynamics in the region. This chapter seeks to locate Nepal’s ethnic conflict in the context of South Asia and its neighbours India and China.


Panchayat era Nationalism Centralisation Asali Hindustan Globalisation 


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  1. 1.Tata Institute of Social SciencesMumbaiIndia

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