Decentring the Indian Nation
Andrew Wyatt, John Zavos
Psychology Press, 2003 - Political Science - 144 pages
The world's largest democracy has experienced strife since its inception in 1947. The contributors to this study examine trends in Indian and Pakistani politics during the late 20th and early 21st centuries whilst focusing on the fragmentation of the body politic.
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