Small States Syndrome in India

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  • Author :B.B. Kumar
  • Year of Publication :1998
  • ISBN: :9788170226918
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 184
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: North East Indian Studies, Sociology

About the Book :

The present volume aims at providing background information about the States demands in India. It informs about the territorial re organization of India during the British period and the re-organization of States after independence. The linguistic re-organization of States, formation of ethnic small States and the ever increasing demands for new States and the ever increasing demands for new States are discussed thoroughly. The myths and realities related to new States demands are also discussed in the book.

About Author :

B.B. Kumar, (b.1941), M.Sc. (Chemistry), M.Sc. (Anthropology), M.A. (Hindi), Ph.D. (Anthro.), currently Chairman. ICSSR,.New Delhi. He was former Principal, Sao Change Government College, Tuensang (Nagaland), and Science College, Kohima, was Member, Executive Council, Academic Council, University Court, College Development Council, Examination Committee, School Board of Physical Sciences and other numerous committees of the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (India). He was Chairman, Hindi Board of Studies, and Member, Board of Studies, of ‘Science for Rural Development’, Gandhigram Rural University, Tamil Nadu. He remained associated with a large number of NGOs as President, Vice President, Secretary and Member. He was founder Secretary of Nagaland Bhasha Parishad and Thinkers Forum, Nagaland and Governing Body Member of the Nagaland Peace Centre, the organization founded by Jai Prakash Narayan. He was Founder-Secretary, Astha Bharati, New Delhi, and Founder-Member, Governing Body of India Central Asia Foundation, New Delhi. Dr. Kumar has written/edited/co-authored 136 books and more than 100 papers. Presently, he is editing Quarterly Journals, Dialogue (English) and Chintan-Srijan (Hindi), both published from Delhi, and Quest, the journal of the Vivekanand Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati. Some of his English language publications are India; Caste, Culture and Traditions; A Macro Perception of the Tribal Societies of India; Small States Syndrome in India; Naga Identity; Tension and Conflict in North-East India; Illegal Migration from Bangladesh (Ed.), Modernization in Naga Society (Ed.); Ethnic Movements in North-East India; and India and Central Asia: Classical to Contemporary Period (Co-edited).