Everyday Peace?: Politics, Citizenship and Muslim Lives in India (RGS-IBG Book Series)

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Winner of the 2016 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award of the Political Geography Specialty Group at the AAG

Providing important insights into political geography, the politics of peace, and South Asian studies, this book explores everyday peace in northern India as it is experienced by the Hindu-Muslim community.

  • Challenges normative understandings of Hindu-Muslim relations as relentlessly violent and the notion of peace as a romantic endpoint occurring only after violence and political maneuverings
  • Examines the ways in which geographical concepts such as space, place, and scale can inform and problematize understandings of peace
  • Redefines the politics of peace, as well as concepts of citizenship, agency, secular politics, and democracy
  • Based on over 14 months of qualitative and archival research in the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India

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