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Unformatted text preview: -Event that fed the countrys growing preoccupation with ancient hatreds (1992), was tearing down a mosque built in the sixteenth century by Hindu fundamentalists-S. and L. Rudolph claim that Hindu and Muslims in India lived in peace for centuries in diverse communities, but with new laws that allowed Backward Classes (lower classes in cast system) and Muslims certain privileges, higher classes felt threatened and since Muslims were easier target than Backward Classes, they created animosities and window of opportunity for Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-By transforming ancient Hindu scripture Ramayana into popular TV show in 1987, they created modern hate between recent neighbors and friends and turned them into foreigners and enemies...
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- Fall '07