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21 August, 2012
Living with Secularism: The Destiny of India’s Muslims
Secularism: The Destiny of India’s
Mushirul Hasan (ed)
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 deade, 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 poltics and its impact on the
secular fabric of the country. Hindu-Muslim unity, the defining moment of
Indian secularism has come under renewed threat.
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
to such demands?
volume also brings into focus ways in which Muslims themselves make their life
meaningful; whether through investing in eduation or even a change in terms of
practicing their own religion or the way they have historically related to
other political formations. It is at the three interrelated levels of the
state, politics and society that the present volume charts out the issues of
Muslims and the multifarious ways in which they live and give meaning to Indian
Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia.