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Everyday Communalism: Riots in Contemporary Uttar Pradesh

Sudha Pai and Sajjan Kumar


The authors analyse the reasons underlying the resurgence of communalism in the 2000s in Uttar Pradesh (UP) leading to riots in Mau in 2005, Gorakhpur in 2007, and Muzaffarnagar in 2013, but more importantly move beyond riots to analyse the new ways and means whereby communalism in the present phase is being manufactured by the Hindu right. They argue that UP is experiencing a post-Ayodhya phase of communalism markedly different from the late 1980s/early 1990s. The book employs a model of institutionalized everyday communalism whose defining feature is that rather than initiating major, state- ... More

Keywords: Communalism, Everyday communalism, Riots, Strategies, Hindutva, Agrarian Crisis, UP Backwardness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199466290
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199466290.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sudha Pai, author
Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Sajjan Kumar, author
Independent Researcher, New Delhi

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