Government and politics in south asia baxter pdf
Government and Politics in South Asia by Craig BaxterGeographically, it is made up by the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta system, the largest such formation in the world; along with mountains in its north bordering the Himalayan states of Nepal and Bhutan and east bordering Burma. Politically, Bengal is currently divided between Bangladesh which covers two-thirds of the region and the Indian territories of West Bengal , Tripura and Assam 's Barak Valley altogether cover the remaining one-third. The predominant ethnolinguistic group is the Bengali people , who speak the Indo-Aryan Bengali language. Outside Bengal proper, the Indian territories of Jharkhand , Bihar and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are also home to significant communities of Bengalis. Dense woodlands, including hilly rainforests , cover Bengal's northern and eastern areas; while an elevated forested plateau covers its central area. In the littoral southwest are the Sundarbans , the world's largest mangrove forest and home of the Bengal tiger. At times an independent regional empire, Bengal was a leading power in Southeast Asia and later the Islamic East, with extensive trade networks.
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The two-nation theory is the basis of the creation of Pakistan. It states that Muslims and Hindus are two separate nations by every definition; therefore, Muslims should be able to have their own separate homeland in the Muslim majority areas of India, in which Islam can be practiced as the dominant religion.
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