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Publisher Comments:

"A stunning presentation of narrative ethnography, achieving the remarkable feat of forcing the reader to enter into the world--and the world view--of those whom most of us would regard as terrorists. The issues this book raises cannot be ignored."--Mark Juergensmeyer, UCSB

Synopsis:

The ethnic and religious violence that characterized the late twentieth century calls for new ways of thinking and writing about politics. Listening to the voices of people who experience political violence--either as victims or as perpetrators--gives new insights into both the sources of violent conflict and the potential for its resolution.Drawing on her extensive interviews and conversations with Sikh militants, Cynthia Keppley Mahmood presents their accounts of the human rights abuses inflicted on them by the state of India as well as their explanations of the philosophical tradition of martyrdom and meaningful death in the Sikh faith. While demonstrating how divergent the world views of participants in a conflict can be, Fighting for Faith and Nation gives reason to hope that our essential common humanity may provide grounds for a pragmatic resolution of conflicts such as the one in Punjab which has claimed tens of thousands of lives in the past fifteen years.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-305) and index.

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ISBN:
9780812215922
Author:
Manmood, Cynthia Keppley
Author:
Mahmood, Cynthia K.
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
General
Subject:
India
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Sikhism
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Punjab (india)
Subject:
Sikhs
Subject:
Punjab
Subject:
Droits de l'homme
Subject:
Sikhisme
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Religion, Politics & State
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Pendjab
Subject:
Sikhs -- Politics and government.
Subject:
World History - India
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Series in contemporary ethnography
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19961131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.00x6.10x.83 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The ethnic and religious violence that characterized the late twentieth century calls for new ways of thinking and writing about politics. Listening to the voices of people who experience political violence--either as victims or as perpetrators--gives new insights into both the sources of violent conflict and the potential for its resolution.Drawing on her extensive interviews and conversations with Sikh militants, Cynthia Keppley Mahmood presents their accounts of the human rights abuses inflicted on them by the state of India as well as their explanations of the philosophical tradition of martyrdom and meaningful death in the Sikh faith. While demonstrating how divergent the world views of participants in a conflict can be, Fighting for Faith and Nation gives reason to hope that our essential common humanity may provide grounds for a pragmatic resolution of conflicts such as the one in Punjab which has claimed tens of thousands of lives in the past fifteen years.
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