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About Manali Desai

Dr. Manali Desai is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Kent. She is author of State Formation and Radical Democracy and States of Trauma: Gender and Violence in South Asia.

Articles by Manali Desai

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Wars of "religion"

Though modern conflicts are often framed in religious terms, Manali Desai argues that "religion" is an essentially useless category in understanding what drives groups against each other.
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