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The production of Hindu-Muslim violence in contemporary India

Author: Paul R Brass
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2003.
Series: Jackson School publications in international studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chronic Hindu-Muslim rioting in India has created a situation in which communal violence is both so normal and so varied in its manifestations that it would seem to defy effective analysis. Paul R. Brass, one of the world's preeminent experts on South Asia, has tracked more than half a century's riots in the north Indian city of Aligarh. This book is the culmination of a lifetime's thinking about the dynamics of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Brass
ISBN: 0295982586 9780295982588 0295985062 9780295985060
OCLC Number: 50143214
Description: [xix], 476 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Explaining communal violence --
Aligarh: politics, population, and social organization --
Hindu-Muslim violence in India and Aligarh --
The great Aligarh riots of December 1990 and January 1991 --
The control of communal conflict in Aligarh --
The geography and demography of riots --
The economics of riots: economic competition and victimization --
Riots and elections --
The practice of communal politics --
Communalization and polarization: selected constituency-wise results for Aligarh elections --
Communal solidarity and division at the local level --
The decline of communal violence and the transformation of electoral competition --
Riot interpretation, blame displacement, and the communal discourse --
Police views of Hindu-Muslim violence --
The role of the media The persistence of Hindu-Muslim violence: the dynamics of riot production.
Series Title: Jackson School publications in international studies.
Responsibility: Paul R. Brass.

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Chronic Hindu-Muslim rioting in India has created a situation in which communal violence is both so normal and so varied in its manifestations that it would seem to defy effective analysis. This book  Read more...

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