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Title:National Integration: The State in Search of Community
Author(s):Rajagopalan, Swarna
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Cohen, Stephen P.
Department / Program:Political Science
Discipline:Political Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):History, Asia, Australia and Oceania
Abstract:Chapter 1 lays out the intellectual context---Euro-American and South Asian---of the problem. Chapter 2 is a discussion of the political issues involved in writing and teaching history with a view to integrating the people in a state. Chapter 3 reconstructs the histories of the three communities studied on the basis of oral narratives and published accounts. Chapter 4 explicates the state's vision as stated in their constitutions and contrasts them with the views of the elite in the three communities. Chapter 5 shows that while the bases of vision might lie in history and socialization, the terrain of their contest is the definition of units within the state. Chapter 6 discusses the major findings of the study. The study, finding that the state is no more, no less than the primary facilitator of integration, identifies reconciliation and accommodation as important principles of both constitutional self-definition and state policy.
Issue Date:1998
Description:347 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9912349
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998

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