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Ethnicity, Identity and Nationality: A Case Study of Rohingya Problem

Paper No. 6372                                    Dated 27-Apr-2018

Colonel R Hariharan

 [This is an up-dated version of the  paper presented by the author at an international seminar on “Borders in South Asia: States, Communities and People” organized by Pondicherry University School of Social Sciences & International Studies UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation & Centre for South Asian Studies at Pondicherry on February 1 and 2, 2018]

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Transnational Terrorism: Learning From Sri Lanka’s Success against Tamil Tigers

Paper No. 6369                                 Dated 20-Apr-2018

Col. R Hariharan

[Next month, it will be nine years since the LTTE was defeated in Sri Lanka.  Written in 2016, Col hariharan’s paper is still relevant.  It may republished or used with author's permission. The views expressed are author’s own]-Director

Introduction

Pakistan’s Western Frontiers Restive: The Pakhtun Awakening

Paper No. 6367                                 Dated 18-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s Western Frontiers comprising Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunwa Province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), have been restive for decades but recent Pakhtuns widespread protests in Islamabad and in rest of Pakistan has been described by Pakistani columnists as “The Awakening” and the “Pakhtuns Spring”.

Identity and the ‘Other’- The Case of Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6364                                         Dated 09-Apr-2018

By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan

Bangladesh: Khaleda’s conviction and its Repercussions:

Paper No. 6348                         Dated 16-Feb-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandasekharan.
 

Book Review- Sri Lanka: Public Writings on Sri Lanka- Vol. 3 by Charles Sarvan

Paper No. 6333                                  Dated  27-Dec-2017
 
(Published by Cinnamon Teal Publishing- 2017)
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 

West Bengal Govt.’s order on Idol Immersion- Vote Bank Politics Again?

Paper No. 6316                               Dated 24-Oct-2017

By R. Upadhyay     

The West Bengal Government’s intervention in the ritual of the immersion of Goddess Durga idol on the day when it coincided with the Moharram procession of Muslims and subsequent orders of the Kolkata High Court countermanding it shows that the minority politics (read vote bank politics) is growing strong even in a progressive State like West Bengal.

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