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Riot Politics: Hindu-Muslim Violence and the Indian State [Hardcover]

Ward Berenschot

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19 July 2011
On 27 February 2002 fifty-eight people died when a train coach caught Western India. The incident marked the beginning of one of the worst outbursts of Hindu-Muslim violence since India's independence. As marauding mobs thronged the streets of Gujarat's cities and villages, local and state-level politicians aided and abetted the violence by making inflammatory speeches, distributing weapons and restraining the police -- who largely sided with the state's majority Hindu inhabitants -- from intervening to stem the bloodshed, which claimed the lives of over two thousand people. Based on an extensive ethnographic study of Gujarat's local politics, Riot Politics offers a novel approach to understanding the processes that foster outbursts of communal violence in India. Berenschot argues that the difficulties that especially poorer citizens face when dealing with state institutions underlie the capacity and interests of political actors to instigate and organise communal violence. As the reader is led into the often shadowy world of local politics in Gujarat, the author reveals how the capacity and willingness of various types of rioters - from politicians, local criminals, Hindu-nationalist activists to neighbourhood leaders and police officials - to organise and perpetrate violence is closely related to the different positions these actors hold in the patronage networks that provide access to state resources.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (19 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199327335
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199327331
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.5 x 2.3 cm

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The 2002 genocidal violence in Gujarat has remained partly unexplained. Focusing on the city of Ahmedabad, Ward Berenschot s book throws new light on these events, drawing on unique fieldwork emphasising the role of grassroots leaders. This is a remarkable addition to the literature on communalism in India. --Christophe Jaffrelot, Senior Research Fellow, CNRS, CERI Sciences Po and author of Religion, Caste and Politics in India.

Outbursts of communal violence in India are often portrayed as aberrations, as moments of collective madness interrupting a lively liberal democracy. Nobody can maintain that position after having read Ward Berenschot's meticulously researched and robustly argued study of local politics and violence in Gujarat. Berenschot demonstrates that organizing, preparing and imagining communal violence real or potential is endemic to the way democracy, identity and political power functions at the level of neighborhoods and streets in India's economic powerhouse. A must read for anyone interested in the political sociology of violence. --Thomas Blom Hansen, Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University.

'This volume provides a rich ethnographic account of the modus operandi of grass roots political actors in communal (ethnic) violence. Berenschot provides an insight into everyday politics and the state in Gujarat, India. Highly useful for students of Indian politics and society.' --Ghanshyam Shah, National Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

Outbursts of communal violence in India are often portrayed as aberrations, as moments of collective madness interrupting a lively liberal democracy. Nobody can maintain that position after having read Ward Berenschot's meticulously researched and robustly argued study of local politics and violence in Gujarat. Berenschot demonstrates that organizing, preparing and imagining communal violence real or potential is endemic to the way democracy, identity and political power functions at the level of neighborhoods and streets in India's economic powerhouse. A must read for anyone interested in the political sociology of violence. --Thomas Blom Hansen, Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University.

'This volume provides a rich ethnographic account of the modus operandi of grass roots political actors in communal (ethnic) violence. Berenschot provides an insight into everyday politics and the state in Gujarat, India. Highly useful for students of Indian politics and society.' --Ghanshyam Shah, National Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

Outbursts of communal violence in India are often portrayed as aberrations, as moments of collective madness interrupting a lively liberal democracy. Nobody can maintain that position after having read Ward Berenschot's meticulously researched and robustly argued study of local politics and violence in Gujarat. Berenschot demonstrates that organizing, preparing and imagining communal violence real or potential is endemic to the way democracy, identity and political power functions at the level of neighborhoods and streets in India's economic powerhouse. A must read for anyone interested in the political sociology of violence. --Thomas Blom Hansen, Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University.

'This volume provides a rich ethnographic account of the modus operandi of grass roots political actors in communal (ethnic) violence. Berenschot provides an insight into everyday politics and the state in Gujarat, India. Highly useful for students of Indian politics and society.' --Ghanshyam Shah, National Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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