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Hindu-Muslim violence in Gujarat, 2002: political logic, spatial configuration, and communal cooperation

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This thesis uses a mixed methods approach to investigate the different levels of Hindu-Muslim violence in Gujarat (western India) in 2002 when at least a thousand Muslims were killed. An original dataset of killings is compiled to analyse macrospatial variation in the violence across towns and rural areas of Gujarat. Data collected from 21 months of ethnographic fieldwork in Ahmedabad city is used to investigate microspatial variation across three neighbourhoods with varying levels of viol...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Sociology

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Raheel Dhattiwala
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral

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