Hindu-Muslim Riots

Hindu-Muslim Riots

By: Richard D. Lambert (author)Hardback

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A detailed account by an American sociologist of the riots between Muslims and Hindus in Bengal, Bihar, the United Provinces, Punjab, and Bombay that led to the partition of the sub-continent and the establishment of Pakistan and India. Written shortly after the events, it is based on interviews, actual observation of events including the accompaniment of police on efforts at control, official reviews, and detailed newspaper coverage. It is important and has been widely quoted both for its analysis of the sub-continent and for what it contributes to the analysis of urban riots more generally.

About Author

Born in 1923 in Philadelphia, USA, Dr Richard D. Lambert became assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania in 1953, where he held numerous positions over the years, eventually becoming Chairman of the South Asia Regional Studies Department. Besides, he has held many positions in professional organizations. Dr Lambert took leave of absence from UPenn in the spring of 1979, and in the fall of 1982, to study various topics in India and Pakistan. He has to his credit numerous published works, including Indian Students on an American Campus (co-authored with M. Bressler, 1956), Workers, Factories and Social Change in India, The Role of Savings and Wealth in Southern Asia and the West (co-edited with B. Hoselitz, 1963). Besides, he has written numerous articles; several on various topics concerning South Asia.

Contents

INTRODUCTION; 1. - A PROBLEM AND A METHOD; DEFINITION OF TERMS; COMMUNAL VIOLENCE IN RECENT INDIA HISTORY; AREAS OF VIOLENCE; URBAN AND RURAL DIFFERENCES; LOCATION OF POWER AND COMMUNAL VIOLENCE; ANALYZING RIOTS; METHOD OF COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS; SOURCES; ASSESSMENT OF SOURCES; 2. - COMMUNAL VIOLENCE BEFORE THE TWENTIETH CENTURY; MUSLIM-PARSI RIOT 1874; CONTINUITY OF COMMUNAL VIOLENCE; NINETEENTH CENTURY COMMUNAL VIOLENCE; 3. - THE RISING TIDE OF VIOLENCE: 1900-1936; MOPLAH REBELLION; BOMBAY 1921; KOHAT 1924; CALCUTTA 1926; BOMBAY 1929; CAWNPORE 1931; 4. - OCCASION FOR RIOTING 1936-1938; INSULT TO THE RELIGION OF A COMMUNITY; DISPUTES OVER SACRED PLACES, POSSESSION OR DAMAGE; PROCESSIONS, EXCLUDING MUSIC BEFORE A MOSQUE MUSIC BEFORE A MOSQUE; COW-KILLING; DISTURBANCE OF LOCALE; RESENTED ACTION OF GROUP COMMUNALLY IDENTIFIED; INDIVIDUAL QUARRELS TAKEN UP BY COMMUNITIES; POLITICAL; ECONOMIC; LOCALE AND TIME SEQUENCE; 5. - TWO DACCA RIOTS; 1930 RIOTS; 1941 RIOTS; 6. - THE CLIMAX: PARTITION; CALCUTTA, AUGUST 1946; NOAKHALI, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 1946; BIHAR, NOVEMBER 1946; PUNJAB 1947; 7. - ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSION; TIME SEQUENCE; GEOGRAPHY OF RIOTS; APPENDIX A: QUESTIONNAIRE ON WEST BENGAL DISTURBANCES OF 1950; APPENDIX B: NOTES ON SOURCES; CALCUTTA 1946; NOAKHALI, OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 1946; BIBLIOGRAPHY; RIOT REPORTS; INDEX

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780199068593
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9780199068593
  • weight: 530
  • ISBN10: 0199068593

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