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Legacy of a Divided Nation : India's Muslims since independence

Author: Mushirul Hasan
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : WestviewPress, ©1997.
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This book is about the 'destiny of India's Muslims', more than 110 million of them. It covers, in the early chapters, the origins of Muslim separatism under the British, the making of the partition of India and its meaning for a host of Muslim communities, families and individuals.
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Hasan, Mushirul.
Legacy of a Divided Nation.
Boulder, Colo. : WestviewPress, c1997
(OCoLC)745695364
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mushirul Hasan
ISBN: 0813333393 9780813333397 0813333407 9780813333403
OCLC Number: 36327415
Description: xv, 383 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Myth of Muslim Unity: Colonial and National Narratives --
3. Making a Separate Nation --
4. India Partitioned: The Other Face of Freedom --
5. Secularism: The Post-colonial Predicament --
6. Forging Secular Identities --
7. Redefining Boundaries: Modernist Interpretations and the New 'Intellectual Structures' --
8. Empowering Differences: Political Actions, Sectarian Violence and the Retreat of Secularism --
9. Ayodhya and its Consequences: Reappraising Minority Identity --
App. A. Distribution of Muslim population in India --
App. B. The Divine Law --
App. C. Resolutions of the All-India Jamiyat-Ulama-i Islam conference, Calcutta, 31 October 1945 --
App. D. 'What Does Secularism Mean?' --
App. E. 'Myths Relating to Minorities in India'.
Responsibility: Mushirul Hasan.
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A study of India's Muslim population since partitition. The author argues that Muslim religious and political leaders have failed; that there still exists a secular platform in India, albeit one  Read more...

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