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The meaning of India's "Beef Lynchings"

July 25, 2017 The Atlantic

This feature on the origins of "beef lynchings" and the political turmoil that has ensued in India after the death of a Muslim boy includes a perspective by Ashutosh Varshney, professor of political science. "Social consolidation through violent means would be more easily managed by turning a blind eye to smaller-scale conflict, underwritten by the state’s own inaction and seeming bias."

The meaning of India's "Beef Lynchings" (comments by Ashutosh Varshney) – The Atlantic