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作者 Kimura, Makiko
書名 The Nellie Massacre of 1983 : Agency of Rioters
出版項 New Delhi : SAGE Publications, 2013
國際標準書號 9788132116561 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (186 pages)
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系列 SAGE Studies on India's North East
SAGE Studies on India's North East
附註 Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- 1 - Introduction -- 2 - How to Interpret "Riots": Theories on Collective Violence and the Question of Agency in Contemporary South Asia -- 3 - Locating the Antiforeigner Movement in the Context of Assamese Nationalism -- 4 - Election Boycott and the Nellie Incident -- 5 - Agency of the Rioters: A Study of Decision Making in the Nellie Massacre -- 6 - Memories of the Massacre -- 7 - Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
The Nellie incident, involving the massacre of about 2,000 Muslim villagers, took place during the antiforeigner movement in Assam, in order to drive out illegal Bangladeshi and Nepali immigrants. Unlike the communal "riots" in the other parts of India from the 1980s to 2000s, this was an incident which took place in rural areas. The attackers were part of the indigenous tribal population, and Assamese Hindus of lower strata. The Nellie Massacre of 1983 is an attempt to search for clues from the narratives of attackers and survivors of the incident, which are fragmented and sometimes contradictory to each other. The key focus of the book is on the local decision-making processes of the riot agents in deciding to use collective violence against another group/community/ethnicity especially in the context of rural India. By using the case study of the Nellie massacre, the author attempts to argue that rioters have their own agency and decision-making power, and were not mere puppets of ideology and structural causes. Instead, they interpreted the circumstances in their own way and decided to riot
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Kimura, Makiko The Nellie Massacre of 1983 : Agency of Rioters New Delhi : SAGE Publications,c2013 9788132111665
主題 Counterinsurgency--India--Assam
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