Varshney-Wilkinson Dataset on Hindu-Muslim Violence in India, 1950-1995, Version 2 (ICPSR 4342)

Published: Feb 17, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Ashutosh Varshney, University of Michigan; Steven Wilkinson, Duke University

Version V1

This data collection provides comprehensive data on all Hindu-Muslim riots reported in the major Indian newspaper of record (THE TIMES of India, Bombay edition), from January 1950 through December 1995. The dataset includes information on location (town, village, state, district, country), casualties, duration, reported causes, official involvement, policing arrangements, and other characteristics.

Varshney, Ashutosh, and Wilkinson, Steven. Varshney-Wilkinson Dataset on Hindu-Muslim Violence in India, 1950-1995, Version 2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-02-17.

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Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (India)

Harvard University. Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Ford Foundation

1950-01 -- 1995-12

1993 -- 1996

(1) This is the only version of this data collection to be released through ICPSR. For details about the earlier version contact the principal investigators directly. (2) The current data are being released as an Excel file due to the fact that further processing would truncate valuable information contained in the data. (3) These data are being released as is. Minimal processing was performed. (4) If the user chooses to enhance the file, please submit the enhancements to ICPSR for inclusion in the collection.

All Hindu-Muslim riots reported in every issue of THE TIMES of India (Bombay) from 1950 through 1995

riot event

THE TIMES of India (Bombay edition), 1950-1995

event/transaction data

record abstracts




  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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