Managing Conflicts in India: Policies of Coercion and Accommodation

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.