North-Eastern India (NER) as an example of “clash of civilizations”

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This article attempts to analyze the current situation in North-Eastern India (NER) in the light of well-known concept “clash of civilizations” developed by S. Huntington (the American political scientist and proponent of the modern version of the civilizational approach to History). One may say that even a superficial glance at NER problems demonstrates a very characteristic example of the visual manifestation of this concept. The relevance of the work implies the possibilities of practical application of this concept for the analysis of India and NER existing ethnic and religious problems as well as the best ways to solve them. The author (besides S. Huntington’s work “Clash of civilizations”) used the works of the Russian indologists - S. Baranov (“Separatism in India”), B. Klyuyev (“Religion and conflict in India”), K. Likhachev (“Ethnic separatism in NER: old problems in the new century”) and the book of the Indian specialist on separatism in NER S. Bhaumik (“Troubled periphery: crisis of India’s North East”) as well as other sources.

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S. A. Mikhailov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

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postgraduate student of the Chair of the World history

10-2 Miklukho-Maklaya St, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation


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