National Journal of Advanced Research
National Journal of Advanced Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2016)

Regionalism in India


Madhu

Regionalism in India appears in four forms, e.g. demand of the people of certain areas for separate statehood, demand of people of certain Union Territories for full-fledged statehood, demand of certain people for favourable settlement of inter-state disputes, and the demand of the people of certain areas for secession from the Indian Union. However, it is agreed that the rise and growth of regionalism is rooted in the failure of the national political system to meet the aspirations of the people. To some extent, these have also taken the shape of violent movements galvanizing the popular participation.
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