During the last half century, a very considerable amount of scholarly time and effort in South Asian studies has been spent on discovering the roots of collective ethno-nationalist violence involving Muslims and non-Muslims—‘communal’ violence in local parlance—in the region.
KeywordsCommunal Violence Colonial Period Moral Economy Sacred Space Princely State
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