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Creating a Nationality - The Ramjanmabhumi Movement and Fear of the Self
Creating a Nationality - The Ramjanmabhumi Movement and Fear of the Self

Creating a Nationality - The Ramjanmabhumi Movement and Fear of the Self

by Ashis Nandy

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195642716 - Year: 1998 - Pages: 212

Binding

Paperback

Ashis Nandy

Author: Ashis Nandy
Shikha Trivedi/
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 212
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195642716

Description

The destruction of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya in December 1992 is a watershed in the politics of independent India. This book narrates how Ayodhya's inhabitants experienced the events that led upto and followed the destruction.

It argues that the chain of events they describe is the end-product of a century's efforts to convert Hindus into a 'proper' modern nation and a conventional ethnic majority. Woven into the narrative is an analysis of the culture of communal conflict, the nature of organized mass violence, and the political psychology of Hindu nationalism.

PRESS REVIEWS:

The book relentlessly probes the only question we have been fighting shy of since that fateful day. How will the demolition of the Babri Masjid go down in the history of India? Daring and unprecedented theorization. = The Telegraph

The book is beautifully documented. . . the narrative is gripping and reveals hitherto unknown details. = The Indian Express

It covers extensive ground . . . and throws up provocative ideas. = The Book Review

AUTHORS: Ashis Nandy is a Senior Fellow and Director, Center for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi. Shikha Trivedy is an established freelance journalist. Shail Mayaram is Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur. Achut Yagnik is a noted human rights activist.

Contents

Preface

CHAPTER ONE
PART I
The Beginning

PART II
The Past

CHAPTER TWO
PART III
The Battle for the Birthplace

PART IV
Contending Reactions

CHAPTER THREE
PART V
Creating a Nationality

PART VI
Family Business

CHAPTER FOUR
PART VII
Hindutva as a Savarna Purana

PART VIII
Violence and Survival

CHAPTER FIVE
PART IX
The Aftermath and the Ruins - I

PART X
The Aftermath and the Ruins - II

CHAPTER SIX
PART XI
The Final Assault

PART XII
Ayodhya's 'First' Riot

Index

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