Shiv Sena Women: Violence and Communalism in a Bombay Slum

Shiv Sena Women Violence and Communalism in a Bombay Slum This engaging book based on Atreyee Sen s immersion into the low income working class slums of Bombay tells the story of the women and children of the Shiv Sena one of the most radical and violent

This engaging book, based on Atreyee Sen s immersion into the low income, working class slums of Bombay, tells the story of the women and children of the Shiv Sena, one of the most radical and violent of the Hindu nationalist parties that dominated Indian politics throughout the 90s and into the present The Sena women s front has been instrumental in creating and sustainiThis engaging book, based on Atreyee Sen s immersion into the low income, working class slums of Bombay, tells the story of the women and children of the Shiv Sena, one of the most radical and violent of the Hindu nationalist parties that dominated Indian politics throughout the 90s and into the present The Sena women s front has been instrumental in creating and sustaining communal violence, directed primarily against their Muslim neighbors The author presents the Sena women s own rationale for organizing themselves along paramilitary lines, as poor women and children have used violence and gang ism to create a distinctive social identity, networks of material support, and protection from male violence in the explosive environment of the slums Sen s moving account foregrounds the ethical dilemmas that surrounded her covert research and writing of the book, and she considers wider questions involving women, violence, and religious fundamentalism.

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Shiv Sena Women: Violence and Communalism in a Bombay Slum

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210 Reply to “Shiv Sena Women: Violence and Communalism in a Bombay Slum”

  1. I read this because I am teaching Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity this fall in a reading skills class, and I wanted background The writing is a little dry towards the end, but the book is packed with information and careful analysis In particular, it also looks at why woman are attracted to ultra conservative ideas.



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