Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India
From Warfare to Welfare?
|Series title:||Routledge Contemporary South Asia Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $160.00|
| Book Description: |
The rhetoric of armed social welfare has become prominent in military and counterinsurgency circuits with profound consequences for the meanings of democracy, citizenship, and humanitarianism in conflict zones. By focusing on the border district of Kargil, the site of India and Pakistan's fourth war in 1999, this book analyses how humanitarian policies of healing and heart warfare infused the logic of democracy and militarism in the post-war period.
Compassion became a...