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Chronicle of Communal Riots in Bombay Presidency (1893-1945)

From 1893 onwards Bombay Presidency witnessed a series of communal riots between Hindus and Muslims, and the first one had the cow protection movement as a backdrop. The reclaiming of public places through celebration of festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, discord over cow slaughter, disputes over playing of music near religious places, the building of prayer halls, mosques and temples and tombs sparked communal violence causing divisions among the Hindus and Muslims. By the time the Muslim League demanded a separate state, relations were polarised and the riots continued right up to Partition and beyond.

Chhattisgarh : Cracks in the Rice Bowl

The region was once known for its rice varieties and good crop yields. Today, modernisation has resulted in a single-minded emphasis on new high yielding varieties and the neglect of indigenous diversity.

Kurds in Turkey-Fighting for Survival

Fighting for Survival Meena Menon Such is the extent of repression and human rights violation on the Kurds by the Turkish state that the Kurds' struggle for national liberation today is also a desperate struggle for survival.

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