Pathways to Power: The Domestic Politics of South Asia by Arjun Guneratne,Anita M. Weiss

By Arjun Guneratne,Anita M. Weiss

Pathways to Power introduces the family politics of South Asia of their broadest attainable context, learning ongoing transformative social tactics grounded in cultural kinds. In doing so, it unearths the interaction among politics, cultural values, human defense, and ancient good fortune. whereas those are vital correlations all over, nowhere are they extra compelling than in South Asia the place such dynamic interchanges loom huge every day. identification politics—not simply of faith but in addition of caste, ethnicity, regionalism, and social class—infuses all elements of social and political lifestyles within the sub-continent. spotting this complicated interaction, this quantity strikes past traditional perspectives of South Asian politics because it explicitly weaves the connections among background, tradition, and social values into its exam of political lifestyles.

South Asia is without doubt one of the world’s most crucial geopolitical components and residential to just about one and a part billion humans. even though the various poorest humans on the earth dwell during this zone, it truly is domestic additionally to a speedily growing to be center category wielding a lot fiscal strength. India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, jointly the successor states to the British Indian Empire—the Raj—form the center of South Asia, in addition to smaller states on its outer edge: landlocked Nepal and the island nation of Sri Lanka. Many elements collect the disparate nations of the sector into vital engagements with each other, forming an uneasy neighborhood entity.

Contributions by: Arjun Guneratne, Christophe Jaffrelot, Pratyoush Onta, Haroun er Rashid, Seira Tamang, Shabnum Tejani, and Anita M. Weiss

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