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Muscular Nationalism – Gender, Violence, and Empire in India and Ireland, 1914-2004 - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Muscular Nationalism: Gender, Violence, and Empire in India and Ireland, 1914-2004

Sikata Banerjee


A particular dark triumph of modern nationalism has been its ability to persuade citizens to sacrifice their lives for a political vision forged by emotional ties to a common identity. Both men and women can respond to nationalistic calls to fight that portray muscular warriors defending their nation against an easily recognizable enemy. This “us versus them” mentality can be seen in sectarian violence between Hindus and Muslims, Tamils and Sinhalas, Serbs and Kosovars, and Protestants and Catholics. This book takes a comparative look at India and Ireland and the relationship among gender, vio ... More

Keywords: modern nationalism, sacrifice, common identity, gender, violence, nationalism, India, Ireland, women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814789766
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814789766.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sikata Banerjee, author