"This is an extremely important piece of work.
In an unpretentious fashion, Roy challenges the traditional wisdom on communal riots and raises bold new questions about how they might be understood. A lucid piece of writing, Some Trouble with Cows is a pleasure to read."Amrita Basu, author of The Two Faces of Protest
"A brilliant contribution to the study of group conflict, written with immediacy and clarity."Bob Blauner, author of Black Lives, White Lives