The No Nonsense Guide to Minority Rights in South Asia

The No Nonsense Guide to Minority Rights in South Asia

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The No Nonsense Guide to Minority Rights in South Asia is a practical primer on issues related to minority rights in South Asian countries. The ‘minority’ in these countries is typically characterized by non-domination and powerlessness, two major markers apart from language, culture, religion and ethnicity. Hence, while defining minorities and minority rights in the region, the book examines in detail the State's role in recognition, protection, and exclusion of minorities in the socio-political context. It explores the process of ‘minoritization’, and evaluates the weaknesses of constitutional and legal frameworks that have contributed to the insecure conditions of the minorities in the region.

By taking a rights-based approach, the book clearly develops an understanding that majoritarian and authoritarian policies have always got an upper hand throughout ...

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