N.25 - Group and Migration

The Time of Kali: Violence between Religious Groups in India

Abstract

The author focuses on the theme of violence between Hindus and Muslims in India in great depth and detail. He conducts an analysis of the phenomena by integrating various points of view: religious, historical, social, economic and psychological. He closely examines the psychological reasons that are the base of the conflicting relationships between the two different religious groups and does so from a psychoanalytical angle. He lays out the projective and fantasmatic processes that define the image of the other as being an enemy when the formation of an identity that is based on radical communityism is formed in both groups. This then prevails over any social plan. 

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