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Communal Identity in India

Its Construction and Articulation in the Twentieth Century (Debates in Indian History and Society)

by Bidyut Chakrabarty

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social groups & communities,
  • 20th century,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • India,
  • Asia - India,
  • Sociology - General,
  • History / India,
  • Asia - India & South Asia

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages348
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9547968M
    ISBN 100195673417
    ISBN 109780195673418

      West Bengal is seeing a surge in the politics of religious identity that has caught many Bengalis off guard. The past few years have seen a series of low-intensity communal riots and religion. ADVERTISEMENTS: Read this essay on the various problems of Communalism in India! Indian society is pluralistic from religious point of view. Here, we have the followers of all the great religious systems. Hindus constitute the bulk of the population and they inhabit in all parts of the country. Muslims constitute the largest religious minority.

    This question have been asked many a times so here is my old answer to the same kind of question asked a few weeks back. “It’s wrong to say that there are more cases of communal discomfort in India THESE days. They were always there but the differ.   Apologists for empire like to claim that the British brought democracy, the rule of law and trains to India. Isn’t it a bit rich to oppress, torture and imprison a people for years, then.

    When India’s constitution was being drafted, and even before, there was a robust debate about India’s national identity and the values and norms that should underpin the “idea of India.” 10 Thanks to the political dominance of the Congress Party and with due deference to the country’s extraordinary diversity, secular nationalism came. India is an interesting site for research on the intersection of gender, religion and group identity formation. Although India is home to the second largest Muslim population in the world, estimated at about million, Muslims are a minority that coexists with a Hindu majority and a plethora of smaller religious by:


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This collection of seminal essays provides a useful and stimulating introduction to the debates surrounding identity-politics in modern India. Communal Identity in India: Its Construction and Articulation in the Twentieth Century.

This collection of seminal essays provides a useful and stimulating introduction to the debates surrounding identity-politics in modern India. Get this from a library.

Communal identity in India: its construction and articulation in the twentieth century. [Bidyut Chakrabarty;]. The Essential Writings Of Mahatma Gandhi,Family And Kinship: A Study Of The Pandits Of Rural Kashmir,Constitutional Questions In India: The President, Parliament,Communal Identity In India.

Regarding Indian situations communal harmony means the persistence of fraternal relationship between Hindus and Muslims.” 9 To define simply “the opposition to each others of religious communities is commonly designated as communalism.” 10File Size: KB.

2 A NARROWING SPACE: VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST INDIA'S RELIGIOUS MINORITIES Key findings Key findings • Communal violence, long an issue in India, has remained at consistently high levels in the past five years.

Official data shows more than outbreaks of communal violence in alone, with 86 killed and 2, Size: KB. Communal and Personal Identity. Personal identity, one’s own individuality, is a relatively late acquisition – both in life and in human history – and in its best Communal Identity in India book not at all to be taken for granted.

It is, in fact, an achievement, given the powerful influence of socializing pressures promising acceptance and support at the price of conformity. communalism in india Communalism refers to a politics that seeks to unify one community around a religious identity in hostile opposition to another community.

It seeks to define this community identity as fundamental and fixed. Unfortunately, in India this process has remained incomplete for decades, for India has been for the last years or more a nation-in-the- making.

In particular, religious consciousness was transformed into communal consciousness in some parts of the country and among some sections of the people. These are broad classifications, and each encompasses a number of major languages and numerous distinctive dialects.

Arabic and Hebrew are Semitic languages. Whereas Hebrew is spoken only in Israel, Arabic is the national language of the countries of North. Nationalism in India As you have seen, modern nationalism in Europe came to be associated with the formation of nation-states.

It also meant a change in people’s understanding of who they were, and what defined their identity and sense of belonging.

New symbols and icons, new songs and ideas forged new links and redefined the boundaries of File Size: 1MB. The book’s strength lies in its detailed analysis of both issues; approaching them as the articles do from many different perspectives makes the essentially political and economic objectives of both the Khilafat and communal politics more comprehensible and an important academic exercise with wider application to other communities in India.

The first Islamic conquests of India happened in the eleventh century, with the capture of Lahore, in Persianized Turks from what is now central Afghanistan seized Delhi from its Hindu rulers in Bythey had established a sultanate as far south as Madurai, toward the tip of the peninsula.

"As A Commentator On The Worlds Of Love And Hate, India S Foremost Psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar Has Isolated The Ambivalence, Peculiarly Indian, To Matters As Various And Connected As Sex, Spirituality And Communal Passions.

In Intimate Relations, The First Of The Well-Known Books In This Edition, He Explores The Nature Of Sexuality In India, Its Politics And Its Language Of Emotions. Communalism is a term used in South Asia to denote attempts to construct religious or ethnic identity, incite strife between people identified as different communities, and to stimulate communal violence between those groups.

It derives from history, differences in beliefs, and tensions between the communities. The term communalism was constructed by the British colonial authorities as it.

Communal representation, the factor that split India at creation inhad a long history going back to when a demand for it was first made on behalf of Muslims by a delegation led by the.

Communal identity is the way members of groups see themselves and family members; it can be affected negatively or positively based on multiple things such as stereotypes, memories, and arts. Stereotypes and memories can be full of pain or positive moments, and the arts of a community can help reveal a lot about a group.

The Temple-goers is a careful examination of identity: national, communal and personal. The narrator of Aatish Taseer’s debut novel is a young man named Aatish Taseer, and some of.

MAKING INDIA HINDU: RELIGION, COMMUNITY, AND THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRACY IN INDIA: EDITED BY DAVID LUDDEN; This book is a collection of essays by many highly regarded scholars on the subject of religious nationalism, Indian identity, and communal violence.

It was compiled to remedy a dearth of good books on the subject suitable for undergraduates. Communal violence also increases because communal parties carry on religious propaganda in an offensive manner, thereby creating ill-will among the members of the various communities. The political parties in India which adopt a communal attitude should be blamed for encouraging communal feelings which often cause communal violence.

We in India call this dark side ‘communal identity’, characterised by its exclusivity, intolerance and potential for violence against the ‘enemy’ group viewed as a perennial threat.Communalism is the term used in India, and more generally throughout South Asia, to denote the politics of religious sectarianism.

Communal politics in India and Pakistan are premised on one fundamental assumption: that India is a society fractured into two overarching religious communities – .