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

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The City as Represented in Crowd Action Bombay, 1893

Action: Bombay, 1893 Jim Masselos What occurred in August 1893 in Bombay was no single riot or riots; there were a series of confrontations, attacks, offensive and defensive actions, arsons, lootings, destructions and movements of people. All together constituted what became known as the Bombay Riots of 1893 and represent an active text, one which functioned as subject rather than object. It is the text of the riots, the riots as subject, which this article explores as also the behavioural discourses from which they emerged.

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