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Waiting for the Esquimo: an historical and documentary study of the Cooch Behar enclaves of India and Bangladesh

  title={Waiting for the Esquimo: an historical and documentary study of the Cooch Behar enclaves of India and Bangladesh},
  author={Brendan Whyte},
Enclaves are defined as a fragment of one country totally surrounded by one other. A list of the world's current enclaves and a review of the literature about them reveals a geographical bias that has left enclaves outside western Europe almost untouched. This bias is particularly noticeable in the almost complete absence of information on the Cooch Behar enclaves, along Bangladesh's northern border with India. The Cooch Behar enclaves number almost 200. This total includes about two dozen… 

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