Perspectives on Violence and Othering in India by R.C. TripathiPerspectives on Violence and Othering in India by R.C. Tripathi

Perspectives on Violence and Othering in India

byR.C. TripathiEditorPurnima Singh

Hardcover | October 30, 2015

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This volume brings together important and original perspectives from South Asia on the relationship between violence---an increasingly important issue in multicultural societies---and the process of othering. The contributors state that societies create 'others' through deliberate acts of selection over a period of time. The objective of the process of othering is to deny rights and privileges that one sets for one's own group. This volume affirms that central to the understanding of violence in any society is the understanding of othering processes. Violence and nonviolence are influenced by the nature of othering processes as well as the kinds of others in a society. Groups engaged in mutual othering are also the ones that are often involved in violent relationships.

Renowned scholars from diverse fields provide multidisciplinary perspectives on violence and othering, discussing the concepts of violence and nonviolence in multicultural societies, communal harmony, constructions of the other, truth commissions, state censorship of 'sensitive' issues, fundamentalism and secularism in multifaith societies, and specific cases from recent violence-prone areas. This volume focuses on the South Asian, and more specifically, the Indian context, but is relevant for researchers seeking to understand these issues anywhere in the world.

R.C. Tripathi is a former Director and Professor, G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad; Professor and Head, Center of Advanced Study in Psychology, University of Allahabad; and Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Allahabad. Presently, he is National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Res...
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Title:Perspectives on Violence and Othering in IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:237 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:October 30, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8132226127

ISBN - 13:9788132226123

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Table of Contents

Part I: Violence: Its problematique.- Chapter 1. Violence and the other: Contestations in Multicultural Society.- Chapter 2.      Understanding Violence.- Chapter 3. Free Speech Violence, and the State.- Chapter 4. The Climate of Violence and the Concern for Communal Harmony.- Part II: Construction of the Other.- Chapter 5. Belonging/ Unbelonging to the Nation.- Chapter 6. Violence and the Other in Islam and Hinduism: The 1809 Lat-Bhairon Riots of Banaras.- Part III: Contestations of Identities.- Chapter 7. Group and Individual-Level Determinants of Collective Violence: Social Psychological Aspects of Hindu-Muslim Riots.- Chapter 8. Identity, Activism, and Political Violence: Psychological Perspective on Kashmiri Militants.- Chapter 9. Religious Violence and the "Developmental State" in Rajasthan.- Part IV: Towards Harmony and Peace.- Chapter 10. Between Revenge and Reconciliation: the Significance of Truth Commission.- Chapter 11. Transcending Boundaries: Fundamentalism, Secularism, and Social Capital in multi-faith Societies.