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 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. The colonial origins of ethnic violence in india by ajay verghese showcases how ethnic violence in india has its roots in colonial rule and that the pattern of ethnic violence can be examined from a historical perspective the fundamental thrust of the book is that ethnic violence in post colonial india is a legacy of colonialism reinforced . Religious violence in india especially in recent times has generally involved hindus and muslims although incidents of violence have also involved atheists christians and sikhs there is also a history of muslim parsi riots list of riots in mumbai . Ajay vergheses the colonial origins of ethnic violence looks at the colonial past to understand why some parts of india suffer from communal conflict while others suffer from caste conflict
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