Living With Secularism: The Destiny of Indias Muslims

By: Mushirul Hasan

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Contents Introduction. 1. Competing interests social conflict and Muslim reservations/Zoya Hasan. 2. The reformist Sufism of the Tablighi Jamaat the case of the Meos of Mewat/Yoginder Sikand. 3. Investing in the future education in the social and cultural reproduction of Muslims in UP/Patricia Jeffery Roger Jeffery and Craig Jeffrey. 4. Tamil Muslims and the self respect movement/S.M.A.K. Fakhri. 5. The Hindutva Gameplan to Checkmate Muslims/Amir Ali. 6. Hindutva and future of Muslims in India/Anwar Alam. 7. The Cancer of Dowry in Indian Muslim marriages themes in popular Rhetoric from the South Indian Muslim Press/Sylvia Vatuk. 8. From custom to scripture observations on the direction of Indian Islam/Arshad Alam. 9. The Bajrang Dal the new Hindu Nationalist Brigade/Smita Gupta and Christophe Jaffrelot. 10. The RSS and citizenship the construction of the Muslim minority identity in India/Vasundhara Sirnate. 11. A malevolent Embrace. The BJP and Muslims in the parliamentary Election of 2004/Niraja Gopal Jayal. 12. The future of Muslims in India views of an outsider political scientist/Theodore P. Wright Jr. Index. The success of Indian secularism lies in the ways in which its minorities have lived and negotiated their existence with the state and the broader society at large. Yet it remains painfully true that over the past decade the story of Indian Muslims has been circumscribed by the broader Hindutva agenda. An assessment of the future of Indian Muslims must necessarily be read within the context of the rise militant Hindu nationalist politics and its impact on the secular fabric of the country. Hindu Muslim unity the defining moment of Indian secularism has come under renewed threat. The present volume tries to map the tensions and predicaments of Indian Muslims arising as a result of that threat. The papers included here study the ways in which Hindu Right forces such as the RSS and the Bajrang Dal view the Muslims and in a certain sense construct them. Does the rise of Hindutva necessarily force the Muslims towards alienation or is there a section which looks at the BJP differently. How does the stress on Indian pluralism translate in terms of Muslims relationship with the state. What has been the response of the state of such demands. The volume also brings into focus ways in which Muslims themselves make their life meaningful whether through investing in education or even a change in terms of practicing their own religion or the way they have historically related to other political formations. Printed Pages: 306

Title: Living With Secularism: The Destiny of Indias Muslims

Author Name: Mushirul Hasan

Categories: Islam/ Muslim Politics, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2007

ISBN: 8173047065

ISBN 13: 9788173047060

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200745

Keywords: Living With Secularism: The Destiny of Indias Muslims Mushirul Hasan