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Culture, Capital, and Witch Hunts in Assam
Witch hunts are recurring punitive practices by male vigilantes and self-appointed ojhas/kabirajs (witch-fineders). In most cases these lead to the inhuman torture and killing of so-called witches and confiscation of their properties. Originating in traditional cultures, witch hunts have become a serious problem over the last several decades in indigenous societies in India.
This study hopes to build an understanding of witch hunts in Assam and elsewhere, which is necessary for human society to end belief in witchcraft and the practice of witch violence and bring in a human rights-respecting culture.
Culture, Capital and Witch Hunts in Assam
|Publisher||Council for Social Development
|Author||Govind Kelkar, Aparajita Sharma|