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Title Minorities and the state : changing social and political landscape of Bengal / edited by Abhijit Dasgupta, Masahiko Togawa, and Abul Barkat.
Imprint New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE ; Tokyo : Japanese Association for South Asian Studies (JASAS), 2011.

Subject Group identity -- India -- Bengal.
Minorities -- Civil rights -- India -- Bengal.
Migration, Internal -- India -- Bengal.
Bengal (India) -- Politics and government.
Alt Name Dasgupta, Abhijit.
Togawa, Masahiko.
Barkat, Abul.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 214 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The minorities in post-partition West Bengal : the riots of 1950 / Sekhar Bandyopadhyay -- On the margins : Muslims in West Bengal / Abhijit Dasgupta -- "Wrestling with my shadow" : the state and the immigrant Muslims in contemporary West Bengal / Samir Kumar Das -- Partition refugees on borders : assimilation in West Bengal / Tetsuya Nakatani -- Political economy of deprivation of Hindu minority in Bangladesh : living with the vested property act / Abul Barkat -- Role of civil society in combating violence against religious minorities during the post-2001 general elections of Bangladesh / Rangalal Sen -- Hindu minority in Bangladesh : migration, marginalization, and minority politics in Bengal / Masahiko Togawa -- Status of Hindu women : spheres of human rights violation in Bangladesh / Sadeka Halim -- The crises of Hindu minority as depicted in the fictions of contemporary Bangladesh / Abu Dayen.
Summary This text discusses the enormity of problems faced by two numerically significant religious minority groups - Hindus in Bangladesh and Muslims in West Bengal, India.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9788132107668 (electronic bk.)
8132107667 (electronic bk.)
9788132112945 (ebook)
8132112946 (ebook)
OCLC # 750172708
Additional Format Print version: Minorities and the state. New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE ; Tokyo : Japanese Association for South Asian Studies (JASAS), 2011 9788132105893 (DLC) 2011006871 (OCoLC)704907737

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