ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Britta Ohm

Narratives of the Underbelly of Democracy

Five years after the anti-Muslim pogrom in Gujarat, the victims want to talk about their continued sufferings. No one prevents them from doing so. Only, there are no listeners. For the Gujarat government they simply do not exist, for the media their story is not immediate and urgent, and for the majority their harping on grievances is proof of an unwillingness to bury the past. In post-democracy Gujarat, policies take precedence over the political and victims of pogroms or genocides are merely obstacles to economic progress.