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Deconstructing Terrorist Violence
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Deconstructing Terrorist Violence
Faith as a Mask

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  • Ram Puniyani - Chairman, Center for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai


April 2015 | 212 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Ram Puniyani through his long struggle against terrorism and sectarian violence has come up with a strong argument to show that terrorism is a political phenomenon, either aiming to control the oil-rich areas or pushing an agenda of sectarian nationalism. He analyzes the underlying issues threadbare and throws in a lot of uncomfortable questions while deconstructing the ideological modus operandi of religion and violence.

For all those who do not want their faith to be used as a mask!

 

 
Preface : World Gripped by Terror: Is Terrorism Due to Religion?
 
Introduction : The Politics of Terror in Contemporary Times
 
I. TERRORISM TODAY: THE GLOBAL SCENE
 
A World Gripped by Terror
 
Changing Goals of Colonialism–Imperialism : From ‘White Man’s Burden’ to ‘War Against Terror’
 
Islam: Through the Ages
 
II. TERRORISM TODAY: THE VIEW FROM INDIA
 
Hindutva Terrorism
 
From Hindu, Hinduism, to Hindutva
 
III. INDIA: A VICTIM OF GLOBAL TERROR
 
Al Qaeda Strikes: The Mumbai Terror Attack
 
IV. RELIGION, POLITICS, AND TERRORISM
 
Civilizations–Religions: Clash or Alliance
 
Religion, Power, and Violence
 
Appendices
 
Bibliography
 
Index

“Coming at a time when political terrorism in being freshly and heatedly debated in South Asian region and outside, this highly informative book answers most of our questions on the subject in a thought-provoking and lucid manner…. It deals impartially with all types of religion and ethnicity-based terror in our part of the world.”

The Island, November 4, 2016

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