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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 462–474.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., and retaliatory attacks by different factions of Taliban fighters. Using uncertainty as an analytic and ethnographic concept, this article traces the social life of the rumors, conspiracy theories, and stories that float around this violence. It draws attention to their multiple and often contradictory effects...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 166–179.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of causing her husband's death. The woman's decision accompanied moral turmoil in her village, and rumors of her “betrayal” circulated. However, the turmoil threatened to go beyond this localized setting. It brought to fore the fraught implications of “loyalty” shaped by India's occupation in Kashmir, its...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 497–517.
Published: 01 December 2014
... water by a single reservoir, Björkman’s essay highlights the social and political fields through which water-shortage risk is encountered, as well as the everyday practices to which such risks give rise. Water risk, it is argued, inhabits a landscape of rumor, stealth, and speculation—on materialities...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 490–493.
Published: 01 December 2019
... hardship.” A related temporal elision, a continuum, between wartime and peacetime also characterizes the borderland about which Ibrahim writes. As Maqsood describes, rumors are a mechanism through which people try to identify the sources of their insecurity, and they also confirm the impossibility of ever...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1994) 14 (2): 16–23.
Published: 01 August 1994
... the com- of roles and it is, therefore, more informative and munal temperature by spreading atrocious rumors. useful to examine the role of the entire law and or- This greatly helps in instigating a communal riot der machinery in communal riots. We will try to and also in justifying...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 421–424.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and difference, ambivalence is dissent and resists the colonization of hearts and minds. Ammara Maqsood takes us to the beating heart of rumors and conspiracy theories in Pakistan as they circulate among tribal Pashtuns and animate their pervasive mistrust of both the Pakistani army and the Taliban...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 401–403.
Published: 01 December 2020
... left many baffled about the true mechanisms of power in our world. It is no surprise, then, that the displacement of responsibility from local structures of authority and control has also created many enemy others, with rumors of hidden laboratories of biological warfare or bloodsucking migrant workers...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 408–423.
Published: 01 December 2015
... was opaque, formation of extensive friendly ties between pri- officials spread rumors about how large the defi- vate businesses and public offices.38 Jogajog kora lit- cit, and how hopeless the situation, had become. erally means to add and add again, or to amplify...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2007) 27 (3): 525–535.
Published: 01 December 2007
... and attending events with Arab first marked on but rarely taken as an object of seri- East ladies. Indeed, rumor has it that the publication ous study.19 Indeed, as Robert Watson points out Middle of the king’s marriage was not popular within in his study of the office of the American...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1984) 4 (2): 33–37.
Published: 01 August 1984
... of the movement was family. The zamindars also spread the rumor that Moni Sinha forced to go underground. However, in the interim, the would soon be arrested--a rumor which agitated the peasants police went back to the village where the skirmish had who realized how completely...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 251–266.
Published: 01 August 2011
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 December 2019
... that security forces use the language of surveillance and play with its permissibility in ways that disrupt the foundations of state power from which they nevertheless derive their authority. Ammara Maqsood's essay turns to the effect of rumors and conspiracy theories in Pakistan as these circulate among tribal...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... ward behavior of the British resident to the Court of Compared to the Gulf native agents, Kirkpatrick’s Hyderabad, James Achilles Kirkpatrick. Rumors in cultural trajectory went in the opposite direction; Calcutta claimed that Kirkpatrick appeared in public yet, the Scotsman’s case speaks directly...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1986) 6 (2): 27–33.
Published: 01 August 1986
... of English nation. According to one rumor, during the anti-Tamil riots under the present government's Open Economy policies.[7] of July 1983, some Sinhala gangs had claimed to be followers According to Sinhala nationalist such as Ven. Ananda, Sinhala of 3uttugamunu. Whatever its...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 425–442.
Published: 01 August 2011
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1985) 5 (2): 14–24.
Published: 01 August 1985
... of events, which followed a Congress (I) MP from the area, Sajjan Kumar. Simi- stereotyped pattern everywhere. The first phase was larly in Anand Parbat, Congress (I) councillors like marked by the floating of a set of rumors on the Bhairava, Mahendra and Mangat Ram, considered...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (1): 199–213.
Published: 01 May 2004
... rumors in the press, none of which every five Chechen men, women, and children. Al- were substantiated, it soon informed U. S. foreign most overnight the anti-Russian Chechen guerillas, policy towards the Chechen insurgency. whose cause had been previously looked upon with Few analysts on the Caucasus...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (3): 487–494.
Published: 01 December 2008
.... The same view question of compensation, and it was left to the was also expressed in the Iranian news media. Kamrouz Iranian government to decide. The essence of However, there was a rumor that a spokesperson for the Iranian government had...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 173–175.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of her husband and that she died lowed by Maoism) preceded the Russian Revolution of a “broken heart and psychic disorder” (51). One of 1917. Indeed, the “Marxism” to which He-­Yin rumor has it that she would kowtow and wail in Zhen was exposed was in an experimental phase. front of Peking...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2002) 22 (1-2): 119–126.
Published: 01 August 2002
.... at the New Mosque. The people were illuminated by the Rumors of his heretical beliefs flew, despite the care he took discourse of that beneficent one. Now, he also has be- and his occasional dissimulation. gun teaching lessons concerning the rational and tradi- One of the Shirazi clerics, Mulla...