The book focuses on events from 1990 to 2003 and seeks to unravel how narratives of self and other influence the engagement of the Indian state in Jammu and Kashmir, and with Pakistan and China. In this process, it reveals several surprising insights along with the challenges that confront the country.
|Identity and the Politics of Security|
|National Identity Narratives in India: Religious-cultural and secular|
|National Identity Narratives and the Politics of Securing Jammu and Kashmir|
|Pakistan: Significant Patterns in Relations with the Most Important External 'Other'|
|Relations with China: 'Hindi Chini Bhai-Bhai'?|
|Conclusion: Identity Matters, But …|