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Poverty and Exclusion of Minorities in China and India


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. A. S. Bhalla, Dan Luo
    Pages 1-29
  3. A. S. Bhalla, Dan Luo
    Pages 30-62
  4. A. S. Bhalla, Dan Luo
    Pages 63-97
  5. A. S. Bhalla, Dan Luo
    Pages 98-146
  6. A. S. Bhalla, Dan Luo
    Pages 147-170
  7. A. S. Bhalla, Dan Luo
    Pages 171-205
  8. A. S. Bhalla, Dan Luo
    Pages 206-233
  9. A. S. Bhalla, Dan Luo
    Pages 234-259
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 260-308

About this book


Muslim minorities in China and India form only a small fraction of their respective populations, yet as they principally live in troubled border states, they are of key strategic importance in the war on terror. In this global context, this book explores whether economics is more important than the suppression of rights in explaining social unrest.


China Import poverty terrorism war Welfare

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Contemporary Chinese StudiesUniversity of NottinghamUK

About the authors

A.S. BHALLA (M.A. Cantab.; Ph.D, Manchester) is Special Professor, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, UK. Formerly, he was a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, UK. His earlier relevant publications include Poverty and Inequality among Chinese Minorities, Poverty and Exclusion in a Global World, and Uneven Development in the Third World: A Study of China and India.
DAN LUO (Ph.D. Nottingham) is Lecturer, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, UK.

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'Path-breaking book...highly scholarly in the presentation and analysis of the data...not only valuable from a scholarly point of view but also a practical one, meaning that it can help authorities in the drafting of sensible and humane policies' Professor Colin Mackerras, Department of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University, Australia, Asian Ethnicity

'This is a rare book, and probably the first of its kind. Unique also is the analytical rigour on the lines of empirical evidence-based research, essential especially when the topics are considered sensitive. A case study of the socio-political scene in Kashmir is useful reading' Dr Abusaleh Shariff, Executive Director, US-India Policy Institute, Washington DC; formerly, Member-Secretary, Prime Minister's High-Level Committee on Muslims, Government of India, Hindu

'Bhalla and Luo have presented a vast body of data. The book is worth reading'. Dr Ashok Desai, Consultant Editor, Business World, New Delhi; formerly Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India, Journal of Quantitative Economics

'Path-breaking and highly scholarly work with rigorous analysis examining the incidence of poverty, extent of inequality and access to education, health and other public services among the Muslim minorities'. Dr Quazi Shahabuddin, former Director-General, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Dhaka

'Bhalla-Luo well-researched and cogently argued book on the position of minorities in China and India is a very notable contribution indeed. Discussions of the status of minorities in Asia or even in the world that fail to cite it should be regarded as incomplete'. Dr Barry Sautman, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

'This book is unique as being the first comparing poverty and exclusion of ethnic minorities in China and India and can be supposed to become widely cited'. Professor Björn A. Gustafsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Institute for Labour Research (IZA), Bonn, Germany