xlii, 349 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Collection of essays analysing the current scenario in South and Southeast Asia with respect to the position of minority groups. Based on an in-depth investigation of some of the lasting minority-majority conflicts of the post-colonial period in countries that often escape comparison, the articles are a critical exposition of the social, economic, cultural and political dimensions of these struggles. The central question being addressed is that of community rights in the modern nation-state and how these are being understood by the two concerned parties and, where and when, thereof, a situation of conflict arose.--From publisher description.
"This volume had its origin in an international seminar organized in October 2006 by the Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, on Minorities, Community Rights and Political Governance"--Preface.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.