Comparative assassinations: The changing moral economy of political killing in South Asia

  title={Comparative assassinations: The changing moral economy of political killing in South Asia},
  author={S. Krishna},
Political assassinations are not what they used to be back in the old days in South Asia. On a certain gloss, this chapter may be regarded as a nostalgia piece on the altered character of political assassinations and a lament on the passing of a time when they were symbolic and discursive rather than instrumental and mute. I make this argument primarily by contrasting two political assassinations, that of Mohandas Gandhi by Nathuram Vinayak Godse in January 1948 and that of Rajiv Gandhi by… Expand

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