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The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India

Gyanendra Pandey


This book charts the history of the term communalism and the politics and attitudes it seeks to encapsulate. While attending closely to the social, economic, and political issues underlying Hindu and Muslim struggles, it investigates and meanings different participants in the sectarian politics of the period attached to these politics. It is a part of a larger exercise aimed at understanding the construction of Indian society and politics in recent times by challenging the conventional analysis of communalism and providing alternative theoretical cues to grasp its nature and dynamics. The book ... More

Keywords: communalism, nationalism, sectarian politics, contemporary debates, political communities, political violence, targeting minorities, nationalist policies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198077305
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077305.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gyanendra Pandey, author
Emery University, Atlanta, USA