Gyan Pandey on communalism – in globalization
Coming to the Afterword of The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India, 1990 and 2006 with the new postscript therefore : throughout the study, excellent. For the fine deployment of « community », in a whole sector of the anthropological.
Fine indeed again in the Afterword, with actualisation in globalization. Devenir de l’État, transformations du « communalisme » en politisation « communaliste », sectaire, d’État précisément.
National security, all the way up to state terrorism, opposition presented as enemy and possibly traitor. The new statism of globalization. More bureaucracy more information more police and army entrenchment.
Foreignization of minorities. Muslims and Christians in India, for their worldwide connections, trans–nation. Globalization against transnationalism. We did know that already. Here it is in this dimension again.