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Born in 1923 in Philadelphia, USA, Dr Richard D. Lambert became assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania in 1953, where he held numerous positions over the years, eventually becoming Chairman of the South Asia Regional Studies Department. Besides, he has held many positions in professional organizations. Dr Lambert took leave of absence from UPenn in the spring of 1979, and in the fall of 1982, to study various topics in India and Pakistan. He has to his credit numerous published works, including Indian Students on an American Campus (co-authored with M. Bressler, 1956), Workers,Factories and Social Change in India, The Role of Savings and Wealth in Southern Asia and the West (co-edited with B. Hoselitz, 1963). Besides, he has written numerous articles; several on various topics concerning South Asia.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. A Problem and a Method Definition of Terms Communal Violence in Recent India History Areas of Violence Urban and Rural Differences Location of Power and Communal Violence Analyzing Riots Method of Comparative Analysis Sources Assessment of Sources 2. Communal Violence before the Twentieth Century Muslim-Parsi Riot 1874 Continuity of Communal Violence Nineteenth Century Communal Violence 3. The Rising Tide of Violence: 1900-1936 Moplah Rebellion Bombay 1921 Kohat 1924 Calcutta 1926 Bombay 1929 Cawnpore 1931 4. Occasion for Rioting 1936-1938 Insult to the Religion of a Community Disputes over Sacred Places, Possession or Damage Processions, Excluding Music before a Mosque Music before a Mosque Cow-Killing Disturbance of Locale Resented action of Group Communally Identified Individual Quarrels Taken up by Communities Political Economic Locale and Time Sequence 5. Two Dacca Riots 1930 Riots 1941 Riots 6. The Climax: Partition Calcutta, August 1946 Noakhali, October-November 1946 Bihar, November 1946 Punjab 1947 7. Analysis and Conclusion Time Sequence Geography of Riots Appendix A: Questionnaire on West Bengal Disturbances of 1950 Appendix B: Notes on sources Calcutta 1946 Noakhali, October - November 1946 Bibliography Riot Reports Index