Ethnic conflict and civic life: Hindus and Muslims in India

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Yale University Press, Feb 8, 2003 - History - 382 pages
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This timely book, updated for the paperback edition, examines how civic ties between Hindus and Muslims in different Indian cities serve to contain, or even prevent, ethnic violence. It is of interest not only to South Asian scholars and policymakers but also to those studying multiethnic societies in other areas of the world.

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User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

This is a thoroughly researched and well-written study of ethnic violence in India. Varshney uses a unique research method: he compares similar cities with high or low levels of ethnic violence, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Celeste - Goodreads

A very good analysis of conflict between Hindus and Muslims in India. By doing town level comparisons of areas with a history of violence and areas with a history of peace, Varshney is able to explain ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Varshney is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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