The paper offers a socio-psychological understanding of the phenomenon called ethnic riots and the various indigenous theories of violence discussed here suggest how complex and multidimensional human aggression and communal violence are. In light of this, the marginalized Muslim identity in Gujarat becomes the backdrop against which the problematic of Hindu-Muslim violence is developed. Psychoanalytic ideas on group psychology, phallic aggression, rumors and religious rituals are discussed in this context.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2010|
- Muslim identity
- Phallic aggression
- Violence and its otherness