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Violent Conjunctures in Democratic India

Author: Amrita Basu
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a pioneering study of when and why Hindu nationalists have engaged in discrimination and violence against minorities in contemporary India. Amrita Basu asks why the incidence and severity of violence differs significantly across Indian states, within states, and through time. Contrary to many predictions, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has neither consistently engaged in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amrita Basu
ISBN: 9781107461321 1107461324 9781107089631 1107089638
OCLC Number: 896806823
Description: xxviii, 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. The Pillars of Hindu Nationalism --
1. The state : dialectics of states, parties, and movements --
2. Party politics : disrupting party-movement boundaries --
3. Movements politics : globalized markets and sacred spaces --
Part II. Extensive Violence --
4. When local violence is not merely local : a tale of two towns --
5. Gujarat : the perfect storm --
Part III. Episodic Violence --
6. Uttar Pradesh : movements and counter movements --
7. Himachal Pradesh : the party rules --
8. Rajasthan : two phases of party-movement relations --
9. Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Responsibility: Amrita Basu, Amherst College.

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