Download e-book for kindle: Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity by Mona Bhan

By Mona Bhan

ISBN-10: 0415819806

ISBN-13: 9780415819800

ISBN-10: 113894842X

ISBN-13: 9781138948426

The rhetoric of armed social welfare has develop into sought after in army and counterinsurgency circuits with profound outcomes for the meanings of democracy, citizenship, and humanitarianism in clash zones. via concentrating on the border district of Kargil, the location of India and Pakistan’s fourth struggle in 1999, this ebook analyses how humanitarian rules of therapeutic and center struggle infused the good judgment of democracy and militarism within the post-war interval.


Compassion grew to become a technique to include political dissension, keep an eye on citizenship, and normalize the vast militarization of Kargil’s social and political order. The e-book makes use of the ability of ethnography to foreground people’s complicated subjectivities and the violence of compassion, therapeutic, and sacrifice in India’s disputed frontier nation. in keeping with huge learn in different websites around the sector, from border villages in Kargil to army bases and kingdom workplaces in Ladakh and Kashmir, this attractive e-book offers new fabric on military-civil relatives, the securitization of democracy and improvement, and the vast militarization of way of life and politics. it's of curiosity to students operating in different fields together with political anthropology, improvement, and Asian Studies.

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