Government and politics in south asia baxter pdf
Government and Politics in South Asia by Craig BaxterGeographically, it is made up by the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta system, the largest such formation in the world; along with mountains in its north bordering the Himalayan states of Nepal and Bhutan and east bordering Burma. Politically, Bengal is currently divided between Bangladesh which covers two-thirds of the region and the Indian territories of West Bengal , Tripura and Assam 's Barak Valley altogether cover the remaining one-third. The predominant ethnolinguistic group is the Bengali people , who speak the Indo-Aryan Bengali language. Outside Bengal proper, the Indian territories of Jharkhand , Bihar and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are also home to significant communities of Bengalis. Dense woodlands, including hilly rainforests , cover Bengal's northern and eastern areas; while an elevated forested plateau covers its central area.
Government and Politics in South Asia
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The two-nation theory is the basis of the creation of Pakistan. It states that Muslims and Hindus are two separate nations by every definition; therefore, Muslims should be able to have their own separate homeland in the Muslim majority areas of India, in which Islam can be practiced as the dominant religion. The ideology that religion is the determining factor in defining the nationality of Indian Muslims and Hindus was first propagated by people like Bhai Parmanand —  , Rajnarayan Basu —  , Nabagopal Mitra    and Savarkar     and later adopted by Muhammad Ali Jinnah , who termed it as the awakening of Muslims for the creation of Pakistan. There are varying interpretations of the two-nation theory, based on whether the two postulated nationalities can coexist in one territory or not, with radically different implications. One interpretation argued for sovereign autonomy, including the right to secede, for Muslim-majority areas of the Indian subcontinent, but without any transfer of populations i. Hindus and Muslims would continue to live together. A different interpretation contends that Hindus and Muslims constitute "two distinct, and frequently antagonistic ways of life, and that therefore they cannot coexist in one nation.