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7 - Lines of Control

From Empire to Nation-State

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 January 2021

Kyle J. Gardner
Affiliation:
George Washington University, Washington DC
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The final chapter evaluates the state of the region before the Sino-Indian War of 1962 and illustrates how colonial practices produced a disputed postcolonial borderland in independent India. It reexamines local perspectives and the political rearticulation of Ladakh as a crucial frontier of India against threats from China and Pakistan. Finally, it highlights the enduring legacy of imperial border making: the inherited complex of practices and ideas about territory, borders, and security, magnified by the significance of a nation-state for which its citizens were willing to die.

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The Frontier Complex
Geopolitics and the Making of the India-China Border, 1846–1962
, pp. 233 - 250
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Lines of Control
  • Kyle J. Gardner, George Washington University, Washington DC
  • Book: The Frontier Complex
  • Online publication: 21 January 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108886444.009
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  • Lines of Control
  • Kyle J. Gardner, George Washington University, Washington DC
  • Book: The Frontier Complex
  • Online publication: 21 January 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108886444.009
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  • Lines of Control
  • Kyle J. Gardner, George Washington University, Washington DC
  • Book: The Frontier Complex
  • Online publication: 21 January 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108886444.009
Available formats
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