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The Anti-Sikh Pogrom of October 31 to November 4, 1984, in New Delhi

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Lionel Baixas

June 2009

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Lionel Baixas, The Anti-Sikh Pogrom of October 31 to November 4, 1984, in New Delhi, Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence, [online], published on 9 June 2009, accessed 31 January 2015, URL : http://www.massviolence.org/The-1984-Anti-Sikhs-pogroms-in-New-Dehli, ISSN 1961-9898

 H – Bibliography


CHAKRAVARTI Uma & HAKSAR Nandita, The Delhi Riots: Three Days in the Life of a Nation , New Delhi, 1987.

GREWAL, Jyoti, Betrayed by the State: The Anti-Sikh Pogrom of 1984, New Delhi, Penguin Books, 2007.

KAUR, Jaskaran, Twenty Years of Impunity: The November 1984 Pogroms of Sikhs in India , Portland, Ensaaf, 2006.

KOTHARI, Smitu & SETHI, Harsh (eds.), Voices from a Scarred City: The Delhi Carnage in Perspective , Delhi, Lokayan, 1985.

MITTA Manoj & PHOOLKA A.S., When A Tree Shook Delhi: The 1984 Carnage and its Aftermath , Delhi, Roli Books, 2007.

Book chapters:

DAS, Veena, «Our Work to Cry: Your Work to Listen», in Veena Das (ed.), Mirrors of Violence: Communities, Riots and Survivors in South Asia , Delhi, Oxford University Press (OUP), 1990.

DAS, Veena, «Privileging the Local: The 1984 Riots» in Steven Wilkinson (ed.), Religious Politics and Communal Violence , New Delhi, OUP, 2005, pp. 91-100.

HARLOCK, Angela, «The 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots in Delhi» in Ian Talbot (ed.), The Deadly Embrace: Religion, Politics and Violence in India and Pakistan 1947-2002 , Karachi, OUP, 2007, 108-132.

VAN DYKE, Virginia, «The Anti-Sikh Riots of 1984 in Delhi: Politicians, Criminals, and the Discourse of Communalism» in Paul Brass (ed.), Riots and Pogroms , London, Macmillan Press, 1996, 201-220.


Negi, S.S., «84 Anti-Sikh Riot Probes: Book presents gloomy picture of justice denied», in The Tribune , October 31, 2007, http://www.tribuneindia.com/2007/20071031/nation.htm#top.


Citizen’s Commission, Delhi, 31 October to 4 November, 1984: Report of the Citizen’s Commission , Delhi, Tata Press, 1984.

Census of India, 2001: http://www.census india.gov.in/Census_Data-2001/india_at_glance/religion.aspx).

Nanavati Commission Report, «Part IV: Assessment of Evidence and Recommendations for Actions», available at http://www.carnage84.com/homepage/nancom.htm.

People’s Union for Democratic Rights and People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Who are the Guilty? Report of a Joint Inquiry into the Causes and Impact of the Riots in Delhi from 31 October to 10 November, 1984 , New Delhi, PUDR & PUCL, 1984

RAO, Amiya & al., Report to the Nation: Truth about Delhi Violence , New Delhi, Citizens for Democracy, 1985.

Singh, Manmohan, «Text of the Prime Minister (Dr. Manmohan Singh) at the Rajya Sabha during the debate on the adjournment motion regarding action taken report of the government on Nanavati Commission report», http://pmindia.nic.in/RS%20speech.pdf, consulted on June 4, 2009.

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