Religion and Nationalism in India: The Case of the Punjabby Harnik Deol
This timely and significant study explores the reasons behind the rise in Sikh militancy over the 1970s and 1980s. It also evaluates the violent response of the Indian State in fuelling and suppressing the Sikh separatist movement, resulting in a tragic sequence of events which has included the raiding of the Golden Temple at Amritsar and the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The book reveals the role in this movement of a section of young semi-literate Sikh peasantry who were disaffected by the Green Revolution and the commercialisation of agriculture in Punjab. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Deol examines the role of popular mass media in the revitalisation of religion during this period, and the subsequent emergence of sharper religious boundaries.
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Owlpaw happily bounded up to his mentor, Emberblade. She nodded to him and led him up a tree and she meowed,"Take a good look Owlpaw. This is the border between us, FlareClan and our rabbitt eating enemies BreezeClan. So don't ever pass this border Owlpaw." Owlpaw nodded scrammbling down the tree. He just became an apprentice yesterday and this was his firdt time past the heart of the clan. When he jumped off the side of the tree he crashed into his sister Shadowpaw. She collapsed under his greater weight and muttured,"Get off! Your hurting me!" When he said that he just sat on her making her cry. His father appeared and growled,"Owlpaw get off your sister right now!" Emberblade dipped her head to the deputy and said,"Hawksnow I deeply apologize for Owlpaw's acts. Now, I promise he hall be punished-" She was cut off by Hawksnow who said,"No, Emberblade I'll take care of it. Owlpaw come with me and you Shadowpaw hunt with Emberblade. I'll tell the patrol where you are don't worry about it Emberblade." Emberblade nodded as Owlpaw got off his sister following Hawksnow. As he treked through the forest his father said,"I don't know what got into you Owlpaw! I always hoped for you to take care of your sisters. I mean come on Owlpaw! What is wrong you?!" "D-dad I just. . .She was at the bottom of the tree and I accidentally sat on her the he started to cry and you showed up. I really didn't mean to dad," whined Owlpaw as she tried to catch up with his dad. "I know Owlpaw. You didn't mean to but you don't hurt your sister. I just want you to lear-" he was cut off by a scream. A badger tackled him snarling. The badger took him up in his mouth shaking him like a small mouse. Owlpaw stared but charge back to camp gathering Emberblade,Shadowpaw,Rainflower,Burntpelt, and Rabbitstar. They all charged to the battle where Owlpaw and his other sister Leafpaw finished off the badger. Hawksnow lie on the sandy ground his pelt sticky with blood. The med-cat Goldenbird licked up the blood and with Rabbitstar' help they brought him into the den. <p> (3 comments and I will continue. I will take character applications so work off your thumbs! ~Rose