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Ethnic conflict and civic life : Hindus and Muslims in India

Author: Ashutosh Varshney
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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What kinds of civic ties between different ethnic communities can contain ethnic violence? This text draws on research into Hindu-Muslim conflict in India to address this question.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ashutosh Varshney
ISBN: 0300100132 9780300100136 0300085303 9780300085303
OCLC Number: 223726914
Language Note: English.
Description: xv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Arguments and Theories --
1. Introduction --
2. Why Civil Society? Ethnic Conflict and the Existing Traditions of Inquiry --
pt. II. The National Level --
3. Competing National Imaginations --
4. Hindu-Muslim Riots, 1950-1995: The National Picture --
pt. III. Local Variations --
5. Aligarh and Calicut: Civic Life and Its Political Foundations --
6. Vicious and Virtuous Circles --
7. Princely Resistance to Civil Society --
8. Hindu Nationalists as Bridge Builders? --
9. Gandhi and Civil Society --
10. Decline of a Civic Order and Communal Violence --
11. Endogeneity? Of Causes and Consequences --
pt. IV. Conclusions --
12. Ethnic Conflict, the State, and Civil Society --
App. A. Questionnaire for the Project on Hindu-Muslim Relations in India --
App. B. Data Entry Protocol for the Riot Database --
App. C. Regression Results: Hindu-Muslim Riots, 1950-1995.
Responsibility: Ashutosh Varshney.

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An examination of how civic ties between Hindus and Muslims in different Indian cities serve to contain, or even prevent, ethnic violence. It should be of interest to South Asian scholars and  Read more...

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