Communalism

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Thread Bared

A cover story published on December 30, 2013 in The Outlook Magazine. This well researched article brings to light the large scale of sexual violence that manifests itself during communal violence. Language – English Access Location(s) – Outlook...
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Talk by Navsharan Singh on the Prevalence of Sexual Violence in Conflict

In this reflective and perceptive talk, Navsharan Singh provides an in-depth analysis of the effect conflict situations like wars, pogroms, and riots have on women’s lives, an effect that is hardly spoken about. She draws on her own experiences of conducting...
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Talk by Urvashi Butalia on Partition,1947: A Country and a Family Divided

In this insightful and moving talk, Urvashi Butalia shares her family’s experience of Partition. She contextualizes the violence and its deep effects on shaping people’s lives through her own dilemmas, anxieties, confusion and movement into clarity....
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Talk by Uma Chakravarty on the Anti- Sikh Pogrom in Delhi in 1984

In this informative and reflective video, Uma Chakravarty shares her early experiences of the Partition and then moves on to draw parallels and delve deeper into the violence against Sikhs in 1984 in Delhi. She recalls the participation of students in...
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Lecture by Harsh Mander on Minorities

This informative lecture looks at the contemporary situation of minorities in the country while tracing the exclusions that they have faced historically. Access Location(s) – Youtube Author(s)/Editor(s)/Director(s) – Publisher/Producer –...
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Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai

This documentary provides a comprehensive narrative of the violence that gripped Muzaffarnagar in 2013. Nuanced in its depiction, it examines the role played by political parties in UP, the general elections that were coming up, threats of sexual harassment...
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Father, Son and Holy War

This informative documentary that has been made in two parts examines how masculinity is invoked to stoke communal passions. It also describes the lengths people go to to justify patriarchal pressures and prejudices spread through religion. Language –...
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Communalism-Illustrated Primer

This interesting and informative book gives a comprehensive account of the history of Communalism in India. It is easy to read and relate to the book since the approach it uses is that of ‘myth’ and ‘fact’ and as the title suggests,...
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Overcoming Communal Violence: Gujarat Narratives

Two survivors of the pogrom of 2002 in Gujarat share their experiences of the pogrom and its aftermath. They talk about the absolute failure of the State to provide relief and how it tried to persecute the survivors itself. Here they share how they struggled...
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Overcoming Communal Violence: Bhagalpur Narratives

A team of Aman Sathis from Bhagalpur, Bihar narrate their experiences of the riots and how Muslims were targeted. They talk about how these riots were different from past riots and were much more vicious in their intent. Heartwrenching in places, this...
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