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Shiv Sena Women: Violence and Communalism in a Bombay Slum
Based on the author's immersion of the low income, working class slums of Bombay, this book tells the story of the women and children of the Hindu right wing party, the Shiv Sena, in Western India.Expand
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‘Exist, endure, erase the city’ (Sheher mein jiye, is ko sahe, ya ise mitaye?): Child vigilantes and micro-cultures of urban violence in a riot-affected Hyderabad slum
Hyderabad, a city in southern India, has witnessed a saga of religious conflict between Hindus and Muslims, the first large-scale riot being recorded in 1939. As recently as March 2010, paramilitaryExpand
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Reflecting on Resistance
This article analyses the power of peripheral urban spaces in the creation and dissemin-ation of a culture of female militancy. I show how poor women in the Bombay slums, by affiliating themselvesExpand
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Surviving Violence, Contesting Victimhood: Communal Politics and the Creation of Child-Men in an Urban Indian Slum
Abstract This paper explores the emergence of violent child identity politics in a communally sensitive urban slum in Hyderabad, a city in southern India. My ethnographic landscape is Sultanpur, aExpand
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(En)countering sexual violence in the Indian city
Abstract Over the past decade, incidents of rape, sexual discrimination, honour killing, acid attacks and sex-related murders in Indian cities have come under much media and public scrutiny,Expand
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Torture and Laughter: Naxal insurgency, custodial violence, and inmate resistance in a women's correctional facility in 1970s Calcutta
  • Atreyee Sen
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
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Abstract This article explores the politics of surveillance, suppression, and resistance within a women's correctional facility in 1970s Calcutta, a city in eastern India. I highlight the excessivelyExpand
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Sex, Sleaze, Slaughter, and Salvation: Phoren Tourists and Slum Tours in Calcutta (India)
This article explores the violence and voyeurism in viewing poverty in urban slums. By uncovering the social, economic, gendered, and racialized politics within a small-scale travel industry, I showExpand
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