Anjana Treesa Joseph

M.Phil Scholar

Department of English

University of Calicut


Mass violence anywhere in the world is always sectarian. Only that the sects differ with the various reported and unreported cases throughout the world. In India the sectarian differences have always had a communal flavour with the many religions, castes and sub-castes. In the ancient, medieval and even pre-colonial India, the carnage was often an accompaniment of invasions by foreign rulers of different faith. With adult franchise and the beginnings of a democratic republic men and women, across the subcontinent began to actively participate in the nation building process. And with the British policy of divide and rule, and institution of separate electorates for hindus and muslims, the communal differences in India, took up a new political fervent.

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Violence; Silence and the Awakening in Between