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Anti-Christian Violence in India

Chad M. Bauman


Does religion cause violent conflict, this book asks, and if so, does it cause conflict more than other social identities? Through an extended history of Christian–Hindu relations, with particular attention to the 2007–2008 riots in Kandhamal, Odisha, this book examines religious violence and how it pertains to broader aspects of humanity. Is “religious” conflict sui generis, or is it merely one species of intergroup conflict? Why and how might violence become an attractive option for religious actors? What explains the increase in religious violence over the last twenty to thirty years? Integ ... More

Keywords: violent conflict, Christian–Hindu relations, religious violence, anti-Christian violence, globalization, contemporary India, Hindutva, Hindus, global Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501750687
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501750687.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chad M. Bauman, author
Butler University