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Minorities And The State: Changing Social And Political Landscape Of Bengal Abhijit Dasgupta

Minorities And The State: Changing Social And Political Landscape Of Bengal

Abhijit Dasgupta

Published June 6th 2011
ISBN : 9788132105893
Hardcover
214 pages
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Minorities and the State discusses the plight of two numerically significant religious minority groups: Hindus in Bangladesh and Muslims in West Bengal, India.In this volume, academics from India, Bangladesh, and Japan examine the formation of minority identity at the time of partition of India in 1947 and in subsequent decades. The articles emphasize the crises and coping strategies, migration, and state- and local-level politics affecting minorities.By utilizing data from varied sources like field work, archival research, and secondary sources, this volume explores deprivation and different dimensions of minority life from political, economic, civil society, gender, and literary perspectives.