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Communalism and Sexual Violence in India: The Politics of by Megha Kumar

By Megha Kumar

Sexual violence has been a standard characteristic of communal clash in India given that independence in 1947. The Partition riots, which observed the brutal victimization of millions of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh ladies, have up to now ruled educational discussions of communal violence. This ebook examines the explicit stipulations motivating sexual crimes opposed to ladies according to 3 of the deadliest riots that happened in Ahmedabad urban, Gujarat, in 1969, 1985 and 2002. utilizing an in-depth, grassroots-level research, Megha Kumar strikes clear of the principal educational view that sees Hindu nationalist ideology as answerable for encouraging assaults on ladies. in its place, gendered communal violence is proven to be ruled by way of the interplay of an elite ideology.

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