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Gujarat After Godhra: Real Violence, Selective Outrage

 
Ramesh N Rao (Author)
Synopsis This collection of essays has been put together for several reasons, the least of which is to rationalize the violence in Gujarat after the burning to death of 60 Hindus returning from a pilgrimage in the town of Godhra on February 27, 2002.The book counters the mostly one-sided presentation of facts and analyses appearing in mainstream Indian English media, and the coordinated and orchestrated campaign against the BJP-led government in Gujarat and at the Center by vested interests. This book also critically analyzes the international efforts at demonizing Hindu groups in Gujarat, as epitomized by the hurried report by human rights watch. The contributors to the book are academics, journalists, doctors and students. Their essays reflect a range of opinions, critiques on media reports, and thoughtful analyses of the religious divide in India.
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About the author

Ramesh N Rao

Ramesh Rao is an Associate Professor of Communication at Truman State University in Missouri. He earned a Ph.D. in communication from Michigan State University. Ramesh Rao teaches a variety of communication courses. He is the author of two books: "Secular 'Gods' Blame Hindu 'Demons': The Sangh Parivar Through the Mirror of Distortion" and "Coalition Conundrum: The BJP's Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs". He writes regularly for the website Sulekha.Com, and his essays and analyses have appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Columbia Daily Tribne, Rediff on the Net, India Currents, etc. Ramesh Rao lives in Kirksville, Missouri with his wife Sujaya and son Sudhanva.

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Bibliographic information

Title Gujarat After Godhra: Real Violence, Selective Outrage
Author Ramesh N Rao
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8124109176
length 248 p., Index; 23 cm