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Ethnicity and nation-building in South Asia : case studies of the Baluch movement in Pakistan and the Khalistan movement in India

Jetly, Rajshree


This thesis examines the process of nation-building in South Asia, with particular reference to the Baluch in Pakistan and the Sikhs in India. The two movements stand in stark contrast to one another. The Baluch, a closed tribal community with low levels of socio-economic development represent a small ethnic group in Pakistan; while the Sikhs, a small religious minority, are a robust people with high levels of socio-economic development in India. But both desired a separate homeland for...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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