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Politics of violence: From Ayodhya to Behrampada (Studies on contemporary South Asia)

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ISBN 10: 8170365961 / ISBN 13: 9788170365969
Edité par Sage
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Titre : Politics of violence: From Ayodhya to ...

Éditeur : Sage

Etat du livre :Very Good

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Few incidents have rocked independent India as severely as the destruction of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992. In the months that followed came communal riots unparalleled since the Partition of the country in 1947. This pioneering volume brings together experiences, voices, analyses, and diverse viewpoints that capture the complexity and intensity of the developments leading up to and following the destruction of that mosque. The contributors assert that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) significantly shifted India's political agenda beginning in the mid-1980s by means of manipulation of real and perceived conflicts between Hindus (whom the BJP claims to represent) and Muslims (whom the BJP categorizes as enemies of Hinduism and Indian nationalism). Representing seven disciplines, the contributors vividly demonstrate that communal violence in India is based on imagined fears, which are constructed by a regressive political process. They explain the occurrence of the violence and the broader forces that have shaped the rise of the BJP.

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`A very rich collection of essays with some solid and suggestive individual chapters' - Asian Journal of Political Science

`Ayodha, the town in Uttar Pradesh where Hindu fanatics destroyed the Babri Masjid mosque in December 1992, claiming it to be built on the site of the god Ram's birthplace, marked a violent watershed in Indian politics. The destruction was followed by anti-Muslim riots in various parts of the country. Behrampada, the less familiar placename in the title of this collection of nineteen papers, refers to a muslim ghetto in Bombay which was one of the worst hit. Fortuitously, a film crew was nearby and was able to record both the violence and the subsequent impact on the lives of the inhabitants. Three papers deal with the making of the film and offer an analysis of what actually happened in Behrampada. Other papers contain eyewitness accounts of the impact of Ayodhya in different parts of India; the remainder take a more distanced, academic view of the context within which the violence occured.' - Asian Affairs

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