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Understanding the Complexity of Armed Conflicts in South Asia

Civil Wars in South Asia: State, Sovereignty, Development edited by Aparna Sundar and Nandini Sundar; Sage, 2014; pp viii + 273, Rs 850, hardback.

The study of armed conflicts and civil wars in South Asia has tended to situate them within frameworks such as ethnic nationalism, state fragility, aborted modernisation or, more generally, looks to isolate particular precipitating factors and causes. Notwithstanding their relevance, privileging contested and marginalised identities, disputed sovereignty or crises in the legitimacy and capacities of the state has often been at the cost of a fine-grained political economic analysis of the structure and dynamics of the underlying conflicts.

Truth of Multiple Conflicts

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