The IGC funding on this project is to update an existing data set on the incidence and severity of Hindu-Muslim riots in India. The original data base was assembled by Ashutosh Varshney and Steve Wilkinson for 1950 to 1995. Using IGC funding we have updated this to 2010. This updated data set can be used to answer a number of important policy questions, including the impact of economic growth, political competition and legislator identity on the incidence of religious violence.
Bhalotra, S.; Clots-Figueras, I.; Iyer, L. Politician Identity, Policy Implementation, and Human Development Outcomes (Policy Brief). (2012) 3 pp.