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The Resource Violent conjunctures in democratic India, Amrita Basu, Amherst College

Violent conjunctures in democratic India, Amrita Basu, Amherst College

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Violent conjunctures in democratic India
Title
Violent conjunctures in democratic India
Statement of responsibility
Amrita Basu, Amherst College
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a pioneering study of when and why Hindu nationalists have engaged in discrimination and violence against minorities in contemporary India. Amrita Basu asks why the incidence and severity of violence differs significantly across Indian states, within states, and through time. Contrary to many predictions, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has neither consistently engaged in anti-minority violence nor been compelled by the centrifugal pressures of democracy to become a centrist party. Rather, the national BJP has alternated between moderation and militancy. Hindu nationalist violence has been conjunctural, determined by relations among its own party, social movement organization, and state governments, and on the character of opposition states, parties and movements. This study accords particular importance to the role of social movements in precipitating anti-minority violence. It calls for a broader understanding of social movements and a greater appreciation of their relationship to political parties"--
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1953-
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Basu, Amrita
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS480.853
LC item number
.B378 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in contentious politics
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  • Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Political violence
  • Minorities
  • Hindus
  • Democracy
  • Nationalism
  • Social movements
  • Social conflict
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
  • Democracy
  • Hindus
  • Minorities
  • Nationalism
  • Political violence
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Social conflict
  • Social movements
  • India
  • India
  • India
Label
Violent conjunctures in democratic India, Amrita Basu, Amherst College
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. The Pillars of Hindu Nationalism -- 1. The state : dialectics of states, parties, and movements -- 2. Party politics : disrupting party-movement boundaries -- 3. Movements politics : globalized markets and sacred spaces -- Part II. Extensive Violence -- 4. When local violence is not merely local : a tale of two towns -- 5. Gujarat : the perfect storm -- Part III. Episodic Violence -- 6. Uttar Pradesh : movements and counter movements -- 7. Himachal Pradesh : the party rules -- 8. Rajasthan : two phases of party-movement relations -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
896806823
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781107461321
Lccn
2014044903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)896806823
Label
Violent conjunctures in democratic India, Amrita Basu, Amherst College
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. The Pillars of Hindu Nationalism -- 1. The state : dialectics of states, parties, and movements -- 2. Party politics : disrupting party-movement boundaries -- 3. Movements politics : globalized markets and sacred spaces -- Part II. Extensive Violence -- 4. When local violence is not merely local : a tale of two towns -- 5. Gujarat : the perfect storm -- Part III. Episodic Violence -- 6. Uttar Pradesh : movements and counter movements -- 7. Himachal Pradesh : the party rules -- 8. Rajasthan : two phases of party-movement relations -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
896806823
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781107461321
Lccn
2014044903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)896806823

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