Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Book sections

‘Red sanders mafia’ in South India: violence, electoral democracy and labour

Abstract : This chapter offers insights into the material assemblage of red sanders smuggling, extending to its recruitment and labour processes and the role of electoral democracy in determining hierarchies and structures of power. By following a number of smugglers/politicians’ career trajectories, it explores how electoral politics and the red sanders mafia are entangled in relations of intreccio. It also reveals how the regulation of red sanders smuggling is deeply entrenched in the economic, cultural and political history of Rayala-seema. The latter is further illustrated by the ways the mythical figure of Veerappan is used to negotiate labour, violence and justice in the region.
Document type :
Book sections
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [63 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02431602
Contributor : David Picherit <>
Submitted on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 7:33:29 AM
Last modification on : Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 3:29:27 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 1:16:13 PM

File

j.ctvfrxr41.15.pdf
Publisher files allowed on an open archive

Identifiers

Citation

David Picherit. ‘Red sanders mafia’ in South India: violence, electoral democracy and labour. The Wild East, UCL Press, pp.194-214, 2019, ⟨10.2307/j.ctvfrxr41.15⟩. ⟨hal-02431602⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

139

Files downloads

523