chapter  11
21 Pages

Naata, Nyaya: Friendship and/or Justice on the Border

WithRowena Robinson

Naata is the name of an excellent fi lm on communal violence and subsequent efforts at inter-community interaction made by Anjali Monteiro and Jayashankar of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. I have deliberately used their title here in order to try to highlight the anxieties of association across the Muslim-Other (read Hindu) border. My material will be drawn from varied sources including published fi ctional and non-fi ctional works, as well as other secondary academic readings but will ultimately relate back to fi eldwork, particularly in Mumbai and in Ahmedabad and Baroda.