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Wages of Violence Naming and Identity in Postcolonial Bombay

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ISBN-10: 0691088403

ISBN-13: 9780691088402

Edition: 2002

Authors: Thomas Blom Hansen

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When Bombay changed its name to Mumbai in 1995, it transformed India's symbol of modernity and cultural diversity into a site of intense ethnic conflict and violent nationalism. This is an account of how the city has changed since the 1960s.
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List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 7.13" wide x 8.90" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction: The Proper Name
Deccan Pastoral: The Making of an Ethnohistorical Imagination in Western India
Bombay and the Politics of Urban Desire
"Say with Pride That We Are Hindus": Shiv Sena and Communal Populism
Thane City: The Making of Political Dadaism
Riots, Policing, and Truth Telling in Bombay
In the Muslim Mohalla
Living the Dream: Governance, Graft, and Goons
Conclusion: Politics as Permanent Performance