The world's largest democracy has experienced strife since its inception in 1947. The contributors to this study examine trends in Indian and Pakistani politics during the late 20th and early 21st centuries whilst focusing on the fragmentation of the body politic.
'Decentring the Indian Nation is an excellently organized and presented collaborative volume primarily concerned with political aggregations of community in India.' - The Journal of Asian Studies
'Its best feature is its self-dialogue - one really gets the sense that the essays (and their writers) are in conversation with one another in a sort of harmonious dissent, agreeing and arguing with one another at the same time. This results in a nuanced work that approaches a single topic from many different angles, a perfect stimulant for critical thinking and classroom discussion alike.' - The Journal of Asian Studies