Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 12-21-2011

Journal / Book Title

Ethnic and Racial Studies


A preliminary subnational statistical analysis of violence against Christians in contemporary India, this article suggests that whereas the data provide very little support for simple, demographic explanations of this violence, they do more robustly support theories emphasizing the relative status of ethnic and religious minorities (vis-à-vis majorities) and the perception, among Hindus, that Christians (and other minorities) represent a threat to their numerical, political and economic strength.


Published Citation

Bauman, Chad, and Tamara Leech. "Political competition, relative deprivation, and perceived threat: a research note on anti-Christian violence in India." Ethnic and Racial Studies 35, no. 12 (2012): 2195-2216. Harvard