Hindu-Muslim Riots

Hardcover | October 13, 2013

byRichard D. Lambert

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A detailed account by an American sociologist of the riots between Muslims and Hindus in Bengal, Bihar, the United Provinces, Punjab, and Bombay that led to the partition of the sub-continent and the establishment of Pakistan and India. Written shortly after the events, it is based oninterviews, actual observation of events including the accompaniment of police on efforts at control, official reviews, and detailed newspaper coverage. It is important and has been widely quoted both for its analysis of the sub-continent and for what it contributes to the analysis of urban riotsmore generally.

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A detailed account by an American sociologist of the riots between Muslims and Hindus in Bengal, Bihar, the United Provinces, Punjab, and Bombay that led to the partition of the sub-continent and the establishment of Pakistan and India. Written shortly after the events, it is based oninterviews, actual observation of events including t...

Born in 1923 in Philadelphia, USA, Dr Richard D. Lambert graduated in 1946 from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He earned both, his Master's Degree (1947) as well as his Doctorate (1951) from the University of Pennsylvania, more commonly known as UPenn. His dissertation topic was on the Indian riots. Lambert becam...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pagesPublished:October 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. A Problem and a MethodDefinition of TermsCommunal Violence in Recent India HistoryAreas of ViolenceUrban and Rural DifferencesLocation of Power and Communal ViolenceAnalyzing RiotsMethod of Comparative AnalysisSourcesAssessment of Sources2. Communal Violence before the Twentieth CenturyMuslim-Parsi Riot 1874Continuity of Communal ViolenceNineteenth Century Communal Violence3. The Rising Tide of Violence: 1900-1936Moplah RebellionBombay 1921Kohat 1924Calcutta 1926Bombay 1929Cawnpore 19314. Occasion for Rioting 1936-1938Insult to the Religion of a CommunityDisputes over Sacred Places, Possession or DamageProcessions, Excluding Music before a MosqueMusic before a MosqueCow-KillingDisturbance of LocaleResented action of Group Communally IdentifiedIndividual Quarrels Taken up by CommunitiesPoliticalEconomicLocale and Time Sequence5. Two Dacca Riots1930 Riots1941 Riots6. The Climax: PartitionCalcutta, August 1946Noakhali, October-November 1946Bihar, November 1946Punjab 19477. Analysis and ConclusionTime SequenceGeography of RiotsAppendix A: Questionnaire on West Bengal Disturbances of 1950Appendix B: Notes on sourcesCalcutta 1946Noakhali, October - November 1946BibliographyRiot ReportsIndex