Pogrom in Gujarat : Hindu nationalism and anti-Muslim violence in India (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Pogrom in Gujarat : Hindu nationalism and anti-Muslim violence in India

Author: Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2002, after an altercation between Muslim vendors and Hindu travelers at a railway station in the Indian state of Gujarat, fifty-nine Hindu pilgrims were burned to death. The ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party blamed Gujarat's entire Muslim minority for the tragedy and incited fellow Hindus to exact revenge. The resulting violence left more than one thousand people dead - most of them Muslims - and tens of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi
ISBN: 9780691151762 0691151768 9780691151779 0691151776
OCLC Number: 769055053
Description: 335 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: In 2002, after an altercation between Muslim vendors and Hindu travelers at a railway station in the Indian state of Gujarat, fifty-nine Hindu pilgrims were burned to death. The ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party blamed Gujarat's entire Muslim minority for the tragedy and incited fellow Hindus to exact revenge. The resulting violence left more than one thousand people dead --
most of them Muslims --
and tens of thousands more displaced from their homes. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi witnessed the bloodshed up close. In "Pogrom in Gujarat", he provides a riveting ethnographic account of collective violence in which the doctrine of ahimsa --
or nonviolence --
and the closely associated practices of vegetarianism became implicated by legitimating what they formally disavow. Ghassem-Fachandi looks at how newspapers, movies, and other media helped to fuel the pogrom. He shows how the vegetarian sensibilities of Hindus and the language of sacrifice were manipulated to provoke disgust against Muslims and mobilize the aspiring middle classes across caste and class differences in the name of Hindu nationalism
Responsibility: Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

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In 2002, after an altercation between Muslim vendors and Hindu travelers at a railway station in the Indian state of Gujarat, fifty-nine Hindu pilgrims were burned to death. This title provides a  Read more...

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"This is an insightful and subtle account, capturing much of a moment which is already being made to be forgotten by new forms of political will and national ambition in Gujarat."--Edward Simpson, Read more...

 
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