Internal Violence: The “Police Action” in Hyderabad

  title={Internal Violence: The “Police Action” in Hyderabad},
  author={Sunil Purushotham},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={435 - 466}
  • S. Purushotham
  • Published 20 March 2015
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
Abstract Through an examination of the September 1948 event known as the “Police Action,” this article argues that “internal violence” was an important engine of state formation in India in the period following independence in 1947. The mid-century ruptures in the subcontinent were neither incidental to nor undermining of the nascent Indian nation-state project—they were constitutive events through which a new state and regime of sovereignty emerged. A dispersal and mobilization of violence in… Expand
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