The idea of the book initially emerged from a panel discussion at the Specialist Group on South Asia of the Political Studies Association, UK, in March 1993. On its tortuous path to publication, it has been enriched by critical comments from Sumit Ganguly, Vernon Hewitt, Iftikhar Malik, Gurharpal Singh and David Taylor. The volume has benefited fromSubrata Mitra's long association with the Centre for Indian Studies at the University of Hull and stimulating discussions with members of the Center for South Asian Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, during his sabbatical term (spring 1994). The contributions, although completed by summer 1994, recognise the ongoing changes throughout the region.
List of Dlustrations -- Acknowledgments -- About the Contributors -- 1. Introduction /Subrata K. Mitra -- 2. Sub-national Movements in South Asia: Identity, Collective Action and Political Protest /Subrata K. Mitra -- 3. Ethnic Construction, Provincial Identity and Nationalism in Pakistan: The Case of Baluchistan /Vernon Hewitt -- 4. The Politics of Ethnic Conflict in Sindh: Nation, Region and Community in Pakistan /lftikhar H. Malik -- 5. The Punjab Crisis Since 1984: A Reassessment /Gurharpal Singh -- 6. Kashmir: A Strategic Crisis or Ethnic Nationalism? /Sumit Ganguly and Kanti Bajpai -- 7. Youth Militancy and the Rise of Sri Lanka: /Tamil Nationalism /Robert C. Oberst -- 8. Cultural Sub-Nationalism in India's North-East: An Overview /Madan P. Bezbaruah -- 9. Sense, Sentiment and Populist Coalitions: The Strange Career of Cultural Nationalism in Tamil Nadu /ArunR. Swamy -- 10. Epilogue /Marie Thirese O'Toole -- About the Book -- Index.