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Interrogating Communalism: Violence, Citizenship and Minorities in South India

Interrogating Communalism: Violence, Citizenship and Minorities in South India

1st Edition

Salah Punathil
November 07, 2018

This book examines conflict and violence among religious minorities and the implication on the idea of citizenship in contemporary India. Going beyond the usual Hindu-Muslim question, it situates communalism in the context of conflicts between Muslims and Christians. By tracing the long history of...

Margins of Citizenship: Muslim Experiences in Urban India

Margins of Citizenship: Muslim Experiences in Urban India

1st Edition

Anasua Chatterjee
January 23, 2017

Part of the ‘Religion and Citizenship’ series, this book is an ethnographic study of marginality of Muslims in urban India. It explores the realities and consequences of socio-spatial segregation faced by Muslim communities and the various ways in which they negotiate it in the course of their...

Questioning the ‘Muslim Woman’: Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Indian Locality

Questioning the ‘Muslim Woman’: Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Indian Locality

1st Edition

Nida Kirmani
January 21, 2016

The marginalisation of Muslims in India has recently been the subject of heated public debate. In these discussions, however, Muslim women are often either overlooked or treated as a homogenous group with a common set of interests. Focusing on the narratives of women living in a predominantly...

Religion, Community and Development: Changing Contours of Politics and Policy in India

Religion, Community and Development: Changing Contours of Politics and Policy in India

1st Edition

Gurpreet Mahajan, Surinder S. Jodhka
January 21, 2016

By making religious community a relevant category for discussing development deficit, the Sachar Committee Report (that was submitted to the Prime Minister of India in 2007) initiated a new political discourse in India. While the liberal secular framework privileged the individual over the...

Justice before Reconciliation: Negotiating a ‘New Normal’ in Post-riot Mumbai and Ahmedabad

Justice before Reconciliation: Negotiating a ‘New Normal’ in Post-riot Mumbai and Ahmedabad

1st Edition

Dipankar Gupta
January 21, 2016

The book explores how Muslims in Mumbai and Ahmedabad coped with the aftermath of the violence directed against them in 1993 and 2002 respectively, and how they responded to the ethnic carnages of which they were the victims, highlighting the importance of the context and the history of the place...

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