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This interesting research paper published in 2010 in Economic & Political Weekly, documents the findings of a research study conducted with survivors of two major pogroms (Delhi riots of 1984 and Gujarat riots of 2002). over more than a year in the widows’ colony established by the Delhi government in Tilak Vihar and in four of the worst-hit districts of Gujarat. It examines the paths of suffering, renegotiation and healing separately for the direct victims and the vicariously affected. The authors find that despite the though these were separated by 18 years of history, there is tragically a great deal in common between the two communal massacres.