We, the People of the States of Bharat: The Making and Remaking of India's Internal Boundaries (Paperback)

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We, the People of the States of Bharat: The Making and Remaking of India's Internal Boundaries (Paperback)

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Given that the nine provinces of British India as well as the 562 princely states that existed in August 1947 are not reflected on the map of India in the seventy-fifth year of its independence speaks volumes about the nation's ability to negotiate its political and administrative boundaries with its citizens. While the process of reimagining India through its constituent units - the states - has, on occasion, been due to administrative requirements, most restructuring in the internal boundaries is marked by the aspirations, assertions and adjustments of linguistic and/or ethnic groups seeking their place in the state and federal polity. For Dr Sanjeev Chopra, what started as research into land measurement instruments for revenue records and land settlements eventually became a narrative on mapping state boundaries and a record of the contemporary political history of India through its geography.
Product Details ISBN: 9789356994171
ISBN-10: 935699417X
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Publication Date: September 20th, 2023
Pages: 432
Language: English