Religion, Violence and Political Mobilisation in South Asia
Edited by Ravinder Kaur
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Religion, Violence and Political Mobilisation in South Asia by Ravinder Kaur
Book DescriptionThis volume provide a multidisciplinary thematic exploration of religious violence in South Asia. The contributors examine the actual organization of violence, the role of governmental agencies and state authorities, the socio-economic conditions that contribute to violence, and the long-term consequences of such violence. Providing original ethnographic accounts from sites of violence in South Asia it: - map the contemporary discourse on Hindu-Muslim violence and focus on the causes of communal violence as well as its long-term consequences; - situate the nation-state within the incidents of violence-variously termed ethnic, communal and everyday violence - that simultaneously frame and challenge the authority of the state; - locate the current discussion on violence and the state in Pakistan, and provide a general thematic overview of religion and state institutions in Pakistan; - discuss the specific locality-based socio-economic conditions that contribute to violence; - expand various categories of violence to present a South Asian perspective in regard to the current western discourse on 'global terrorism'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761934318
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ravinder Kaur
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This volume presents extensive, original, and challenging research that departs from the popular history of Partition migration, post-colonial state building in India as well as its implications for the current local politics in Delhi.
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