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Communal riots, sexual violence and Hindu nationalism in post-independence Gujarat (1969-2002)

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In much existing literature the incidence of sexual violence during Hindu-Muslim conflict has been attributed to the militant ideology of Hindu nationalism. This thesis interrogates this view. It first examines the ideological framework laid down by the founding ideologues of the Hindu nationalist movement with respect to sexual violence. I argue that a justification of sexual violence against Muslim women is at the core of their ideology. In order to examine how this ideology has contributed...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:2b06b4e0-afac-4571-ab46-44968d36b17c
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ora:3729

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