Ethnicization of religion in practice? Recasting competing communal mobilizations in coastal Karnataka, South India

@article{Santhosh2020EthnicizationOR,
  title={Ethnicization of religion in practice? Recasting competing communal mobilizations in coastal Karnataka, South India},
  author={R. Santhosh and Dayal Paleri},
  journal={Ethnicities},
  year={2020},
  volume={21},
  pages={563 - 588}
}
We examine the competing processes of ethnicization taking place among Hindu and Muslim religious communities in the coastal region of Karnataka state in South India in the broader context of hegemonic ascendancy of Hindu nationalism in the country. We describe how an array of militant Hindutva organizations use an institutionalized system of religious vigilantism and violence against minorities to construct an ethnicized, exclusivist moral community of Hindus in the region. This construction… 
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