People of India, Volume XX. Delhi

By: K. S. Singh (Ed.)

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Contents: Introduction. 1. Deccan pastoral: the making of an ethnohistorical imagination in Western India. 2. Bombay and the politics of urban desire. 3. "Say with pride that we are Hindus": Shiv Sena and communal populism. 4. Thane city: the making of political Dadaism. 5. Riots, policing, and truth telling in Bombay. 6. In the Muslim Mohalla. 7. Living the dream: Governance, graft, and goons. Conclusions. Politics as permanent performance. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. When ' Bombay' became 'Mumbai', it was the culmination of a process that transformed India's first symbol of modernity and cultural diversity into an urban landscape of violent nationalism and ethnic conflict. Challenging conventional writings on Indian politics, Thomas Blom Hansen shows that the xenophobic public culture of the Indian city, specifically contemporary Mumbai, has deep roots in regional histories and contested identities. He shows how the atmosphere of urban India, its dominant public languages, and its political power structures have changed over the past thirty years. "Studying how the Shiv Sena and similar militant outfits have advanced their new, plebeian culture and altered the nature of urban politics in India, Blom Hansen provides a vivid picture of urban violence even as he argues that such changes represent the ' vernacularization of Democracy' in the country as a whole. Printed Pages: 746

Title: People of India, Volume XX. Delhi

Author Name: K. S. Singh (Ed.)

Categories: Sociology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173040966

ISBN 13: 9788173040962

Binding: Hardcover

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