Communal Violence in India
What is the nature of violence in India? Is it a major problematique of the India civilization as Prof Rajni Kothari states? What are its sources? And what are the practical policy options to deal with them?
These are some of the questions Shri P R Rajgopal explores in the book from a practical policy angle rather than from a wider academic point of view.
Shri Rajgopal examined violence in three essential dimensions in lndia: communal violence, violence arising out of socio-political change in India and lastly, organised crime and criminal justice. These have been published as three separate studies. The present study deals with the problem of communal violence as a police official sees it.
The book does not seek to project any theory on the subject of communalisrn. This exercise is primarily an attempt at abstracting the different practical, as distinct from theoretical aspects that characterise and contribute to the phenomenon of communalism, and the complexity and variety of causes that give rise to communal violence.