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Mafia Raj: The Rule Of Bosses In South Asia

Release date: 5 February 2024
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Mafia’ has become an indigenous term in the Indian subcontinent. Like Italian mobsters, the South... Read More

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Mafia’ has become an indigenous term in the Indian subcontinent. Like Italian mobsters, the South Asian ‘gangster politicians’ and violent entrepreneurs are known for inflicting brutal violence while simultaneously upholding vigilante justice—inspiring fear and fantasy. But the term also refers to the diffuse spheres of crime, business and politics operating within a shadow world that is popularly referred to as the rule of the mafia, or ‘Mafia Raj’.

Through intimate stories of the lives of powerful and aspiring bosses in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh—a rookie neta from Dhaka, a selfstyled leader of the poor in Punjab, a henchman from Chittoor, smalltime brokers in Lahore, a female don in western UP, a political bigshot in Nawabganj, and a legendary figure in the bloodridden politics of South India—this book illustrates their personal struggles for sovereignty on their move up the ladder of success.

Ethnographically tracing the distinctive cultural milieu that such stories emerge from, the authors theorize what they call ‘the art of bossing’, providing nuanced ideas about crime, corruption and the lure of the strongman across the world.

 

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Title: Mafia Raj: The Rule Of Bosses In South Asia
Author: Lucia Michelutti
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
SKU: BK0487782
EAN: 9789354476198
Number Of Pages: 348
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 5 February 2024

About Author

Lucia Michelutti is Professor of Anthropology at the University College London. Ashraf Hoque is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University College London. Nicolas Martin is Assistant Professor in Indian/South Asian Studies at the AsienOrientInstitut of the University of Zurich. David Picherit is Research Fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. Paul Rollier is Assistant Professor in South Asian Studies at the University of St. Gallen. Arild E. Ruud is Professor of South Asia Studies at the University of Oslo. Clarinda Still is Research Associate at the University College London.

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