Riot Politics: Hindu-Muslim Violence and the Indian State

Riot Politics: Hindu-Muslim Violence and the Indian State

by Ward Berenschot

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199327331
Publisher: An Oxford University Press Publication
Publication date: 07/19/2011
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ward Berenschot is a political scientist and a researcher at Leiden University, specialising in identity politics and local democracy in India and Indonesia.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Riot Networks

2. Explaining India's Hindu-Muslim Violence

3. Coming of the Chamchas

4. Changing Patronage

5. Everyday Mediation of a Municipal Councillor

6. Neighbourhood Workers and the Pol of Exchanging Favours

7. Moneypower and Musclepower

8. Political Mediation

9. Infrastructure for Violence

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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Samria Sheikh

An exciting new study of the relationship between political mediation and violence in Gujarat, this work is ethnographically rich, well-written, and theoretically ambitious.

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