The Northeast, the Punjab, and the Regionalization of Indian Politics

@article{Hardgrave1983TheNT,
  title={The Northeast, the Punjab, and the Regionalization of Indian Politics},
  author={Robert L. Hardgrave},
  journal={Asian Survey},
  year={1983},
  volume={23},
  pages={1171-1181}
}
From the time of India's independence in 1947, cultural politics-whether in the demands for linguistic states, in the controversy over Hindi as the national language, or in the nativism of the "sons of the soil" -have deepened regional identities. Episodic movements have been both the vehicle of politicization and its inevitable result. The government has typically met cultural demands with vacillation and indecision-sometimes by calculated neglect-only to be followed, in the face of prolonged… 
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