Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1999. First edition, first printing (full number line). Hardcover. Maroon octavo in white DJ, gilt to spine, xi, 186 pages ; 24 cm. Extremely mild rubbing to rear corners, extremely light bumping to top corners, small scuff to spine head, very gentle rubbing to spine foot, faint soiling mark to DJ, else Very good(+) in Near fine(+) DJ. Item #88292
Out of print. || DJ protected in archival mylar sleeve. || Communalism -- India -- Bengal, Politics. || "This book examines the origins and consequences of the violence that occurred between the Muslim and Hindu communities in pre-partition Bengal, which ultimately resulted in the creation of Pakistan. Dr. Gossman argues that incidents of communal "violence" during this period were politically motivated and deliberate, orchestrated by mid-level politicians for their own advancement and aggrandizement. Riots and Victims introduces new analyses of local violence, identity, and state building, and drawing lessons that are of urgent concern for all countries wracked by ethnic violence today."--BOOK JACKET. || Contents: Constructions of Ethnicity and Communal Identity -- Creating a Political Community: The First Partition of Bengal -- The "Backwardness" Factor and the Legacy of Religious Reform -- The Agrarian Context -- The 1905 Partition -- The Annulment -- The Function of Violence: Renegotiating the Status Order 1918-1926 -- Renegotiating the Status Order -- The Plasticity of Identity Symbols -- The Rise of Pan-Islamic Concerns -- The Calcutta 'Riot' of 1918 -- The Legacy of Non-cooperation and Khilafat and the Hindu-Muslim Pact -- The Praja Movement -- The Swarajists and the Hindu-Muslim Pact -- The Search for a 'Muslim' Party -- The Communal Violence of 1926: Symbols, Elections, and Violence -- The Calcutta Riots of April-July 1926 -- The Pabna Riots of July 1926 -- The Politics of Violence: Patterns of Organization 1926-1941 -- The Representation of Violence and Victimization -- The Choreography of Violence in Public Spaces -- The Dacca 'Riot' of September 1926 -- The Shivaji Disturbance -- The Independence Day 'Riot' of 1930 -- The Dacca Riot of May 22-30, 1930 -- The 1941 Dacca 'Riot, ' -- The Muslim League's Struggle for Bengal -- The Search for a Muslim Party (reprise) -- Capturing the Symbols of Agrarian Reform -- The 1936-37 Election Campaign -- The KPP-Muslim League Ministry -- Capturing the Symbols of Victimization -- Muslim League Commissions of Inquiry -- The Fight for Control of the Bengal Provincial Muslim League -- Symbols, Elections, and Violence: A 1990 Parallel -- Was Bengal Unique? -- The Logic of Violence.
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