Sacred Sites: Post-Gujarat Hindu-Muslim Violence Reconciliation Workshop
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Faculty House, Third Floor
64 Morningside Drive
A workshop with Christophe Jaffrelot (CERI, Sciences Po); Karen Barkey (Columbia); Rajeev Bhargava (Columbia); Shabnam Hashmi; Gagan Sethi (Jan Vikas Society).The 2002 pogrom in Gujurat, India, which resulted in 2,000–mostly Muslim–casualties. It was exceptional not only because of its magnitude but also because of its spread to the countryside, where a large number of Muslims were attacked by their Hindu neighbours. After the pogrom, NGOs committed themselves to relief work, judicial assistance and attempts at reconciliating Hindus and Muslims. This workshop will engage NGO activists involved in reconciliation work to share their experience and assess the impact of their efforts.The workshop is part of the ongoing Sacred Sites project, organized by Karen Barkey and Elazar Barkan.
Co-sponsored with Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion.