Hindu-Muslim Riots

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  • Copyright: 2014-02-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

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

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
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
Disturbance of Locale
Resented action of Group Communally Identified
Individual Quarrels Taken up by Communities
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
Riot Reports

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