ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Popular Politics of Crime

Veerappan's career as 'outlaw' ranged from his role as a traditional rural brigand with a Robin Hood image to a high profile smuggler-cum-kidnapper, who spun around himself a complex web involving forest officials, policemen, state politicians and even poor villagers. The convergence of these roles is almost typical of the new generation of mafia dons who currently operate in the metropolitan cities.

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