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Remapping India: New States and Their Political Origins

Louise Tillin


There is widespread consensus today that the constitutional flexibility to alter state boundaries has bolstered the stability of India’s democracy. Yet debates persist about whether more states should be created. Political parties, regional movements, local activists and social movements continue to demand new states in different parts of the country, as part of their attempts to reshape political and economic arenas. Remapping India looks at the episode of state creation in 2000, when the states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand came into being in some of the poorest, yet resource-ri ... More

Keywords: India, Federalism, Political Geography, Social movements, States Reorganisation, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199336036
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louise Tillin, author
King's College London