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Religion, Violence and Political Mobilisation in South Asia

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Religion, Violence and Political Mobilisation in South Asia
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This 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'.

Author Biography

Ravinder Kaur is Research Fellow at International Development Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark. Her most recent work is Narratives of Resettlement: Past, Present and Politics among the 1947 Punjabi Migrants in Delhi (forthcoming).
Release date NZ
October 4th, 2005
Contributor
Edited by Ravinder Kaur
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
SAGE Publications Inc
Pages
228
Dimensions
140x216x11
ISBN-13
9780761934318
Product ID
2065993

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