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Communalism, caste, and Hindu nationalism : the violence in Gujarat

Author: Ornit Shani
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2007.
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Belligerent Hindu nationalism, accompanied by recurring communal violence between Hindus and Muslims, has become a compelling force in Indian politics over the last two decades. Ornit Shani's book examines the rise of Hindu nationalism, asking why distinct groups of Hindus, deeply divided by caste, mobilised on the basis of unitary Hindu nationalism, and why the Hindu nationalist rhetoric about the threat of the  Read more...
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Shani, Ornit.
Communalism, caste, and Hindu nationalism.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007298503
(OCoLC)77540850
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ornit Shani
ISBN: 9780511342714 0511342713 9780511341076 0511341075 9780511341656 0511341652
OCLC Number: 667096325
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 215 pages) : 1 map
Contents: Introduction --
The background. Setting the scene --
The politics and discourse of reservations and caste --
The 1985 Ahmedabad riots: the historical conjunction between caste and communalism. The official account --
The 'living-text', or, the riots within the riot --
The making of ethnohinduism. The making of ethnohinduism: from the politics of redistribution to the politics of recognition --
The role of violence in ethnic politics.
Responsibility: Ornit Shani.

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