Managing Conflicts in India: Policies of Coercion and Accommodation

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 11:45am
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

In managing violent rebellions, democracies must often choose between coercion and accommodation. As the world’s largest democracy, India is no stranger to this trade-off: it has struggled over the past several decades to address several domestic insurgencies.

A new book by Bidisha Biswas addresses India’s approach to internal conflicts. Biswas will look at Punjab, Kashmir, and the Naxalite–Maoist conflict and explore the challenges and choices facing multiethnic democracies.