Saturday, August 6, 2011

Autonomy for Gorkhaland

Kurseong (photo: Alec Leonello)
The West Bengal government recently announced it would cede autonomy to Gorkhaland, encompassing Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong.  The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) does however maintain its call for full statehood, according to a report in the Hindu.

IndiaKnowledge@Wharton has an interesting discussion on this development, considering its implications for other regions of the country with separatist tendencies, and the question of the relationship between size of state and quality of governance in general.

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