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Muslims in Indian cities : trajectories of marginalisation

Author: Laurent Gayer; Christophe Jaffrelot
Publisher: London : Hurst & Company, 2012.
Series: Comparative politics and international studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Muslims constitute the largest minority in India yet, surprisingly, they suffer the most politically and socioeconomically. Forced to contend with severe and persistent prejudice, they often fall victim to violence and collective acts of murder. While the quality of Muslim life may lag behind that of Hindus nationally, local, inclusive cultures have been resilient in the south and the east. In the Hindi belt and in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Muslims in Indian cities.
London : Hurst & Company, 2012
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurent Gayer; Christophe Jaffrelot
ISBN: 0231800851 9780231800853
OCLC Number: 895708632
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES SERIES: Christophe Jaffrelot; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; LIST OF MAPS; { INTRODUCTION } MUSLIMS OF THE INDIAN CITY: FROM CENTRALITY TO MARGINALITY: Laurent Gayer and Christophe Jaffrelot; The Muslims of India Towards Marginalisation; Disaggregating the Muslim 'Community'; Muslims in the Cities of India; { 1 } 'UNWANTED IN MY CITY'-THE MAKING OF A'MUSLIM SLUM' IN MUMBAI; { 2 } FACING GHETTOISATION IN 'RIOT-CITY' OLD AHMEDABAD AND JUHAPURA BETWEEN VICTIMISATION AND SELF-HELP; { 3 } RAMGANJ, JAIPURFROM OCCUPATION-BASED TO 'COMMUNAL' NEIGHBOURHOOD? { 4 } A MINORITY WITHIN A MINORITY THE SHIAS OF KASHMIRI MOHALLA, LUCKNOW{ 5 } ALIGARHSIR SYED NAGAR and SHAH JAMAL, CONTRASTED TALES OF A 'MUSLIM' CITY; { 6 } BHOPAL MUSLIMS BESIEGED IN THE OLD CITY?1; { 7 } MUSLIMS OF HYDERABAD-LAND LOCKED IN THE WALLED CITY; { 8 } SAFE AND SOUND SEARCHING FOR A 'GOOD ENVIRONMENT' IN ABUL FAZL ENCLAVE, DELHI; { 9 } MARGINALISED IN A SYNCRETIC CITY MUSLIMS IN CUTTACK; { 10 } KOZHIKODE (CALICUT)'S KUTTICHIRA EXCLUSIVITY MAINTAINED PROUDLY; { 11 } MUSLIMS IN BANGALORE A MINORITY AT EASE? { CONCLUSION } 'IN THEIR PLACE'? THE TRAJECTORIES OF MARGINALISATION OF INDIA'S URBAN MUSLIMSANNEX; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Series Title: Comparative politics and international studies series.
Responsibility: Laurent Gayer and Christophe Jaffrelot (editors).

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More than 150 million Muslims live in India, the largest minority, yet they are losing power. The contributors consider the regional differences, the role of self-segregation, and the future of  Read more...

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