The colonial origins of ethnic violence in india makes important contributions to the study of indian politics ethnicity conflict and historical legacies about the author ajay verghese is assistant professor of political science at university of california riverside. The origins of patterns of ethnic conflict in india one of the most diverse countries in the world lie in the era of british colonialism three fourths of indias population was governed by colonial officials but the remainder lived under largely autonomous native princes. Intellectual excavation of ethnic violence in india delving into its endogenous and exogenous roots continues to evoke much interest both inside and outside the academy the colonial origins of ethnic violence in india by ajay verghese showcases how ethnic violence in india has its roots in . Get this from a library the colonial origins of ethnic violence in india ajay verghese the neighboring north indian districts of jaipur and ajmer are identical in language geography and religious and caste demography but when the famous babri mosque in ayodhya was destroyed in . 1colonialism institutions and ethnic violence in india chapter abstractthis chapter offers a new interpretation of british indian history and its effect on modern ethnic conflict it begins with a discussion of pre colonial india where religious conflict occurred extensively but caste and tribal violence was less prevalent
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