on caste, women's oppression, communalism, and class struggle in South Asia from a Marxist perspective
reading on the Gujarat massacre
Most of the major fact-finding reports on Godhra and the post-Godhra violence--including Crime Against Humanity (Concerned Citizens Tribunal, November 22, 2002); Threatened Existence: A Feminist Analysis of the Genocide in Gujarat (International Initiative for Justice (IIJ), December 10, 2003)--with background on the ideology and history of the Hindu right; Gujarat Carnage 2002, A Report to the Nation by an Independent Fact-Finding Mission, Dr. Kamal Mitra Chenoy, S.P. Shulka, K.S. Subramanian and Achin Vanaik (April 11, 2002); Ethnic Cleansing in Ahmedabad: A Preliminary Report, SAHMAT Fact-Finding Team to Ahmedabad, (10-11 March 2002); “We Have No Orders to Save You”: State Participation and Complicity in Communal Violence in Gujarat (Human Rights Watch, April 30, 2002) and the follow-up report by Human Rights Watch, Compounding Injustice: The Government’s Failure to Redress Massacres in Gujarat (July 1, 2003); and Genocide, Gujarat 2002 (July 2002), a special edition of the anti-communalist journal edited by Javed Anand and Teesta Setalvad, Communalism Combat--are all available online at http://www.onlinevolunteers.org/gujarat/reports/index.htm
For the material-social context, see Jan Breman's important work, The Making and Unmaking of an Industrial Working Class: Sliding Down the Labour Hierarchy in Ahmedhabad, India (Oxford UP, 2004).
See also Gujarat: The Making of a Tragedy, Siddharth Varadarajan (ed.) (Penguin India, 2003); Communal Riots in Post-Independence India, Asghar Ali Engineer (ed.); Religious Nationalism: Hindus and Muslims in India, Peter van der Veer; and The Hindu Nationalist Movement in India, Christophe Jaffrelot. Human Rights Watch has a report on the 1992 Bombay riots.