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Author Abraham, Itty, 1960-
Title How India became territorial : foreign policy, diaspora, geopolitics / Itty Abraham.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]

Author Abraham, Itty, 1960-
Series Studies in Asian security
Studies in Asian security.
Subject India -- Boundaries.
Territory, National -- India.
India -- Foreign relations.
East Indian diaspora.
Geopolitics -- India.
India -- Politics and government -- 1947-
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 217 pages)
Summary Why do countries go to war over disputed lands? This revisionist study identifies the process of decolonisation 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.
Contents Territory and foreign policy -- A brief international history of the nation-state -- Diaspora as foreign policy -- Geopolitics as foreign policy.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-205) and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780804792684 (electronic bk.)
0804792682 (electronic bk.)
9780804791632 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804791635 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 884280195
Additional Format Print version: Abraham, Itty, 1960- How India became territorial 9780804791632 (DLC) 2014004017 (OCoLC)870211344

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