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Author Randhawa, Karenjot Bhangoo, 1976-

Title Civil society in Malerkotla, Punjab : fostering resilience through religion / Karenjot Bhangoo Randhawa
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2012
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Contents Identifying peacebuilding at work: notes on methodology -- The need for Sikh-Muslim analysis -- Methodological challenges -- Outline of the book -- Evolution of theories: conflict and peace -- Religion and conflict -- Peacebuilding at the state and community level -- Civil society -- The role of religion -- Group identity and space sharing -- Narratives in religious communities -- Rationale for case study in an ethnographic tradition -- Researchable questions -- Content analysis -- Ethnographic methods -- In-depth interviewing -- Sikhism and Islam: a historical look at religious constructions of peace and conflict -- Tensions in history: Sikhs and Muslims -- Islam and nonviolence in the Punjab -- Partition -- Partition's effect on Malerkotla -- Perspectives from Malerkotla -- Religion and history -- Religious historical narratives -- Understanding others religious teachings and practices -- Religious exchange -- Ideas of peace and conflict informed by sacred text/teachings/similarity in content -- Conflict incidences -- Engagement in peacebuilding activities -- Analysis of findings -- Civil society linkages -- Negotiating the collective memory: narratives of past and present -- Inclusive political processes -- Economic life and interreligious relations -- Society -- Education -- Social relations -- Conflict resolution systems -- Media -- Conclusion
Summary Civil Society in Malerkotla, Pubjab: Fostering Resilience through Religion by Karenjot Bhangoo Randhawa explores the direct role that religion plays in conflict and peace that has often been difficult to isolate. Randhawa extends previous work on peace and conflict resolution by looking at the town of Malerkotla, Punjab which has witnessed many outbreaks of violence in the past but still holds peace as the norm. As a case study, this book uncovers how religious associations, expressions and activities have helped to build social capital and stabilize peace
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civil society -- India -- Maler Kotla -- Case studies.
Conflict management -- India -- Maler Kotla -- Religious aspects -- Case studies.
Islam -- Relations -- Sikhism -- Case studies
Peace-building -- India -- Maler Kotla -- Religious aspects -- Case studies.
Religious pluralism -- India -- Maler Kotla -- Case studies.
Sikhism -- Relations -- Islam -- Case studies
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012018283
ISBN 0739167383 (electronic bk.)
9780739167380 (electronic bk.)