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Beyond Hindu and Muslim: Multiple Identity in Narratives from Village India
(2000)
  • Peter Gottschalk, Wesleyan University
Abstract
Questioning the conventional depiction of India as a nation divided between religious communities, Gottschalk shows that individuals living in India have multiple identities, some of which cut across religious boundaries. The stories narrated by villagers living in the northern state of Bihar depict everyday social interactions that transcend the simple divide of Hindu and Muslim.
Keywords
  • India,
  • Bihar,
  • social memory,
  • group memory,
  • Hindus,
  • Muslims,
  • narrative
Publication Date
2000
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Citation Information
Peter Gottschalk. Beyond Hindu and Muslim: Multiple Identity in Narratives from Village India. New York(2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_gottschalk/2/