- Communal living
- Religion, class, and the politics of dwelling in small-town Gujarat
- Contributions to Indian Sociology
- Volume | Issue number
- 52 | 1
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
IIndia witnesses a proliferation of ‘Muslim’ and ‘Hindu’ residential areas, which reflect deepening segregation along religious lines. This article explores the production of such spaces through a case study of Anand in central Gujarat. It uses the lens of ‘mobilities’ to critically interrogate the ‘Muslim ghetto’, a notion that has come to figure prominently as a conceptual framework in discussions on residential segregation in contemporary India, and proposes to consider the residential spaces of Muslims instead as ‘hubs’ of urban and regional connectivity. Avoiding a false dichotomy between segregation-as-seclusion and cohabitation-as-connecting, the article demonstrates how new kinds of environments reflect and facilitate new sets of social relations, and generates a fresh perspective of a Muslim area as a hub of intersecting mobilities within a context of rural and urban transformation.
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Research for this article was part of the collaborative international research programme ‘Provincial Globalisation’, of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam, and the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, India, directed by Professor Mario Rutten and Professor Carol Upadhya. ...
Funding: The ‘Provincial Globalisation’ research programme was funded by the Integrated Programme of WOTRO Science for Global Development, the Netherlands (NWO).
An additional travel fund was granted by the Moving Matters research group (AISSR).
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