Overview for Ethnic Politics in Southeast Asia and Quest for Identity
Ethnic Politics in Southeast Asia and Quest for Identity, is a case study of five important minority ethnic groups in the region, i.e. Timorese, Patani, Rohingyas, Moro and Hoas and it is an attempt towards objective understanding of ethnic disputes. Thus this study has analysed ethnic policies of Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and the Philippines and their interaction with minority communities. Most of the publications on this issue have been written by the western authors and they are often biased in favour of one group or another. Their perusal tempts us to put forward regional perspective and this study has tried to do so by analyzing the genesis of ethnic disputes and highlighting the importance of peace and conflict resolution for greater good of the humanity.
Ganganath Jha (Author)
Dr. Ganganath Jha, an alumnus of Southeast Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, has been working as a faculty member in the department for the last 25 years. Dr. Jha has been contributing articles in reputed journals and edited volumes. A number of articles in Indonesian Quarterly (Jakart), Contemporary Southeast Asia, India Quarterly and Strategic Analysis are well appreciated. Some of his books, Foreign Policy of Thailand (1978), Southeast Asia (1988) are widely reviewed. He has widely traveled in Southeast Asia, Holland and China and writes on the subject from his personal experiences.