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Author Gupta, Dipankar, 1949-

Title Justice before reconciliation : negotiating a 'new normal' in post-riot Mumbai and Ahmedabad / Dipankar Gupta
Published New Delhi ; Abingdon, UK : Routledge, 2011


Description 1 online resource (viii, 186 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Religion and citizenship
Religion and citizenship.
Contents Citizens or People : majoritarian politics in India -- A contested normal : what happens afterwards? -- By-passing development : livelihood responses of riot-affected Muslims -- Social rehabilitation : justice or forgiveness -- Lessons learnt [i.e. learned] : majoritarian politics and democratic equality -- Summary and policy options : placing the citizen in the centre
Summary "The book explores how Muslims in Mumbai and Ahmedabad coped with the aftermath of the violence directed against them in 1993 and 2002 respectively, and how they responded to the ethnic carnages of which they were the victims, highlighting the importance of the context and the history of the place where such violence occurred. Unlike other studies on ethnic violence which have a short-term focus, in dealing with its immediate aftermath, this book examines what happens to the victims over time and how they negotiate a 'new normal' and get on with their lives. Using empirical material based on field work in Mumbai and Ahmedabad, the book shows that while poverty, education and employment remain important elements in the recovery process, the most crucial issue is that of justice and the need to reclaim citizenship. A significant section of the book is devoted to the relationship between Muslim faith-based organisations and the victims of ethnic violence"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Muslims -- India -- Mumbai -- Social conditions
Muslims -- India -- Ahmadābād -- Social conditions
Ethnic conflict -- India -- Mumbai
Ethnic conflict -- India -- Ahmadābād
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Violence in Society.
Ethnic conflict
Muslims -- Social conditions
Social conditions
Mumbai (India) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Ahmadābād (India) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
India -- Ahmadābād
India -- Mumbai
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136196874