The anti-Sikh Progrom of 1984 and the Communally charged 1984 Lok Sabha elections, PART ONE,

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The anti-Sikh Progrom of 1984 and the Communally charged 1984 Lok Sabha elections, PART TWO,

pp.18, "What's Happening to India? Punjab, Ethnic Conflict, Mrs Gandhi's Death and the Test for Federalism" Robin Jeffrey,

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13 Jan
1/10 If you look what the “nation” part of “nation-state” actually means then the idea that any nation state inherently or automatically should have a right to exist becomes more than a little questionable under a lot of circumstances.

Cambridge Dictionary has two definitions:
2/10 a) a country, especially when thought of as a large group of people living in one area with their own government, language, traditions,

b) a large group of people of the same race who share the same language, traditions, and history, but who might not all live in one area
3/10 Nation-states have some strong tendencies towards being exclusionary and all too often people by definition who are outside the ethnic, cultural, linguistic or racial majority become marginalised within nation-states themselves.
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Does Dravidian Populism constrain Hindu Nationalism, PART ONE,

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Does Dravidian Populism constrain Hindu Nationalism, PART TWO,

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This classic essay by Nirmal Kumar Bose, "On the Hindu Method of Tribal Absorption" was one of the earliest expositions of how Hinduism while not a missionary religious system like Christianity or Islam, nonetheless engaged in its own form of gradual proselytisation
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