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

Changing Dimensions of Communalism

Rajni Bakshi COMMUNAL riots have become a way of life in Hyderabad over the last five years. As yet another round of communal violence swept through the old city of Hyderabad in September a group of activists and academics met there under the aegis of Lokayan to seek ways of countering the communal virus through a bet- ter understanding of its dimensions and characteristics. The Seminar was concerned with the 'Changing Dimensions of Communalism in India' and papers were presented on communal tensions in Nilackel (Kerala), Kanya- kumari, the Bangladesh border districts of Bihar and the Bombay-Bhiwandi riots. But the main focus was on Hyderabad. Since Lokayan, an informal group of people attempting to create a forum for concerned intellectuals, the principal aim of the meeting was to evolve an action programme for countering the influence of communal forces.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top