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Mafia raj : the rule of bosses in South Asia / Lucia Michelutti, Ashraf Hoque, Nicolas Martin, David Picherit, Paul Rollier, Arild Ruud, and Clarinda Still.

Author/Creator:
Michelutti, Lucia, author.
Publication:
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 334 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
South Asia in motion.
South Asia in motion
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Subjects:
Organized crime -- Political aspects -- South Asia.
Criminals -- South Asia -- Biography.
Politicians -- South Asia -- Biography.
Political corruption -- South Asia.
Political culture -- South Asia.
South Asia -- Politics and government.
Criminals.
Organized crime -- Political aspects.
Political corruption.
Political culture.
Politicians.
Politics and government.
South Asia.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
Biography.
Biographies.
Summary:
"... [The] term [Mafia raj] ... refers to to the diffuse sphere of crime, business, and politics operating within a shadow world that is popularly referred to as the rule of the mafia ... Through intimate stories of the lives of powerful and aspiring bosses in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, this book illustrates their personal struggles for sovereignty as they climb the ladder of success. Ethnographically tracing the particularities of the South Asian case, the authors theorize what they call 'the art of bossing,' providing nuanced ideas about crime, corruption, and the lure of the strongman across the world."--Back cover.
Contents:
Introduction : understanding the rule of bosses
Backdrops
The rookie / Ashraf Hoque
The bluffer / Nicolas Martin
The henchman / David Picherit
The adjudicators / Paul Rollier
Lady Dabang / Lucia Michelutti
The godfather / Arild Engelsen Ruud
The legend / Clarinda Still
Conclusion : "the art of bossing."
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Hoque, Ashraf, author.
Martin, Nicolas, 1977- author.
Picherit, David, 1974- author.
Rollier, Paul, author.
Ruud, Arild Engelsen, author.
Still, Clarinda, author.
Other format:
Online version: Mafia raj.
ISBN:
9781503606388
1503606384
9781503607316
1503607313
OCLC:
1041247114