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Title Anatomy of a confrontation : the rise of communal politics in India / edited by Sarvepalli Gopal.

Published London : Zed, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  322.10954 ANAT    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Notes Cover subtitle: Ayodhya and the rise of communalism in India.
Originally published: Penguin Books India, 1991.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents How the British Saw the Issue / Sushil Srivastava 38 -- Legal Aspects to the Issue / A.G. Noorani 58 -- Competing Symbols and Shared Codes: Inter-Community Relations in Modern India / Mushirul Hasan 99 -- Myth, History and the Politics of Ramjanmabhumi / Neeladri Bhattacharya 122 -- A Historical Perspective on the Story of Rama / Romila Thapar 141 -- Colonialism and Communalism / Aditya Mukherjee 164 -- Hindu-Muslim Relations Before and After 1947 / Asghar Ali Engineer 179 -- Predatory Commercialization and Communalism in India / Amiya Kumar Bagchi 193.
Summary With the rise of the Hindu fundamentalist BJP as a significant electoral force nationwide and now the second most powerful party, Indian politics are in the process of a major shift in character. Not only is the shaky hold of Congress on power threatened by this dynamic party with its overt appeal to religious chauvinism, but the secular nature of the Indian state and delicate balance of relations between diverse religious communities are at stake.
The eminent scholars who have collaborated in this book examine both the flashpoint issue of the mosque at Ayodhya which militant Hindus have demolished and plan to replace with a temple to Rama, and also the deeper causes - historical and contemporary - underlying rising communal tension in India today. This book constitutes a profound but accessible re-examination of many basic features of Indian society and politics.
Other author Gopal, Sarvepalli.
Subject Communalism -- India -- Faizabad.
Hindus -- India -- Faizabad.
Muslims -- India -- Faizabad.
Ayodhya (Faizabad, India) -- Politics and government.
ISBN 1856490505 (paperback)