By Jugdep S. Chima

This booklet presents a micro-historical research of the emergence and modern dynamics of modern ethnic sub-nationalist insurgencies in South Asia. utilizing comparative case experiences, it discusses the factors of every insurgency, analyses the trajectory and dynamics of every together with makes an attempt at answer, and highlights the broader theories of ethno-nationalist insurgency and mobilization.

Bringing jointly a global team of individuals, the booklet covers insurgencies in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. It questions why ethnic sub-nationalist insurgencies happened at specific time cut-off dates and never at others, and explores the comparative trajectories of those routine. The e-book is going directly to figure reappearing styles of clash escalation/de-escalation in the course of the approach to comparative process-tracing. It argues that whereas identification is an important issue for insurgency, it isn't a adequate one. as a substitute, ethnic mobilization and insurgency basically emerge while it really is activated by way of pressure rising from political pageant among ethnic and vital nation elites. those elite-led dynamics, while mixed with beneficial socio-economic and political stipulations, make the ethnic plenty primed to simply accept the customarily symbolically-rich appeals from their leaders to mobilize opposed to the valuable kingdom.

Providing an incredible examine on ethno-nationalist insurgencies in South Asia, the e-book might be of curiosity to these operating within the fields of South Asian Politics, safety experiences and Ethnic Conflict.

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Sharma earlier decades. Nor do the socioeconomic conditions of the state stand out when compared with the conditions in other parts of India. 10 The changing face of the Kashmiri insurgency Since its inception in 1989, the character and composition of the Kashmiri insurgency have changed considerably. For insurgents, the leaders who were at the forefront of the secessionist struggle in 1989 were replaced by new actors with a very different agenda. For the Indian state, there was a single decisive shift in the direction of the counterinsurgency strategies pursued through many newer administrations voted into office during these years.

The religious separatism, which was now at the core of the struggle, further alienated the possibility of reconciliation with the Indian state. Second, with all the Islamic insurgent groups favouring the merger of Kashmir with Pakistan, the focus shifted from Kashmir’s internal issues to the perennial India–Pakistan dispute. Finally, JKLF ’s retirement from violent conflict allowed the local moderates to reclaim the cause of secular ethnic nationalism when they re-emerged on the political scene in 2002.

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