Established in 1969, Manohar is a publishing house and a bookseller serving individuals and libraries. We export books by mail and have a bookstore at Ansari Road in Delhi.
Manohar initially sold only rare and out of print publications, but soon branched out into local sale/export of new books published in India, and then into publishing of scholarly works under its own imprint.
28 August, 2012
Minorities and Police in India
and Police in India
Asghar Ali Engineer and Amarjit S. Narang (eds)
timely volume analyses the attitude and orientation of police towards
minorities in India’s plural, democratic, secular society and its behavior
while dealing with them as groups particularly in communal riot situations. The
essays written from diverse socio-cultural perspectives take into account the
expected role of law enforcement agencies in plural democratic societies and
India’s constitutional framework, also how far these agencies have stood up to
that role and deviated from the same.
essays take into account the colonial heritage, structure, training and working
conditions of the police agencies to determine their attitude and behavior.
Role of police has not been evaluated in isolation but in the framework of
socio-political structures and processes. The reports of various commission and
studies have also been analyzed and suggestions have been thoroughly examined.
The purpose is not just to condemn the police but to evaluate the system in a
manner which can be used for improving the situation.
include Kirpal Singh Dhillon, Prakash Louis, Abdulrahim Vijapur, R.K. Raghavan,
Prem Dhar, Malaviya among many others.
is Chairman, Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai and Director,
Institute of Islamic Studies. He is recipient of several awards including Right
Livelihood Honorary Award and a renowned Human Rights activist and social
is Professor of Political Science and coordinator, Human Righs Education at
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He has participated in U.N.
Human Rights Commission sessions for several years and writes extensively on
issues related to Indian Politics, Human Rights and Ethnicity.