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Violent Gods: Hindu Nationalism in India’s Present; Narratives from Orissa


 

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C o n t e n t s 

Gratitude vii

 

One: Memory-Mournings

Explanations . Text, Counter-Memory . Why Orissa? . Hindu  

Cultural Dominance, Hindutva/ization . Secularization . Biopolitics . 

 

Two:  Dispositif 79 

Roots . Stratagem . Nationscapes in Ascendancy . ‘Paradesi’ . ‘Paraaya’ . 

Normativity . 

 

Three:  Impunity  155 

Dislocation-IndoctriNation . Education . Governance . Economies of 

Violence . Dispossession . Struggles Over Land . 

 

Four:  Erasures 227 

In Jagatsinghpur, Jesus is the Son of a Subaltern God . Conversion/ 

‘Re’conversion . ‘Where Is Your God Now?’ . Nation’s ‘Other’ . A Collision 

of Histories . 

 

Five:  Processions of Violence 277 

Absences . Riots in Kandhamal, December 2007 . ‘Violent Gods': Riots in 

Kandhamal, August 2008 . 

 

Bibliography 365 

Index   431

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