The Territories and States of India

Author: Tara Boland-Crewe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135356254
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This invaluable collection of information provides an in-depth guide to the regional dimension of the politics and economy of this vast and complex country. Incomparable in its coverage, it supplies the reader with a more complete understanding of India as a whole. Part One: Introduction An informative essay on the political development of India; The Centre and the States: Evolution of a Union * a chronology of the country, with particular emphasis on regional issues * statistics of major demographic and economic indicators, including comparative data * information about the structure and organization of the national government in India. Part Two: Territorial Surveys Providing a wealth of information on each of the twenty-eight states and seven territories, each chapter includes: * details of geography * an account of the current and historical political situation * an economic survey, including key statistics and details of infrastructure, agriculture, industry and tourism * a directory of leading officials.

The Territories and States of India 2016

Author: Europa Publications,
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134993811
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This invaluable collection of information provides an in-depth guide to the regional dimension of the politics and economy of this vast and complex country. Incomparable in its coverage, which includes a detailed chronology for India as a whole, a bibliography, contact details for leading officials, and an historical account and economic survey for each of the twenty-nine states and seven territories, it supplies the reader with a more complete understanding of India as a whole.

How India Became Territorial

Author: Itty Abraham
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804792682
Format: PDF
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Why do countries go to war over disputed lands? Why do they fight even when the territories in question are economically and strategically worthless? Drawing on critical approaches to international relations, political geography, international law, and social history, and based on a close examination of the Indian experience during the 20th century, Itty Abraham addresses these important questions and offers a new conceptualization of foreign policy as a state territorializing practice. Identifying the contested process of decolonization as the root of contemporary Asian inter-state territorial conflicts, he explores the political implications of establishing a fixed territorial homeland as a necessary starting point for both international recognition and national identity—concluding that disputed lands are important because of their intimate identification with the legitimacy of the postcolonial nation-state, rather than because of their potential for economic gains or their place in historic grievances. By treating Indian diaspora policy and geopolitical practice as exemplars of foreign policy behavior, Abraham demonstrates how their intersection offers an entirely new way of understanding India's vexed relations with Pakistan and China. This approach offers a new and productive way of thinking about foreign policy and inter-state conflicts over territory in Asia—one that is non-U.S. and non-European focused—that has a number of implications for regional security and for foreign policy practices in the contemporary postcolonial world.

Frontiers

Author: Malcolm Anderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745665608
Format: PDF, ePub
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The purpose and location of frontiers affect all human societies in the contemporary world - this book offers an introduction to them and the issues they raise.