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How India Became Territorial: Foreign Policy, Diaspora, Geopolitics

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How India Became Territorial: Foreign Policy, Diaspora, Geopolitics

Itty Abraham

Why do countries go to war over disputed lands? This revisionist study identifies the process of decolonization as the root of contemporary Asian interstate territorial conflicts. It does so by foregrounding the political implications of identifying a fixed territorial homeland as a necessary starting point for international recognition as well as establishing national identity. It concludes that, rather than potential economic gains or historic grievances, disputed lands are important ... Read more



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