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Muslims in the Economy

Imtiaz Ahmad’s review of my book Muslims in Indian Economy (September 15) must have disappointed its readers. The task of the book reviewer, at a minimum, is to describe the contents of the book, theory and method it applies, the source materials and data it uses and conclusion it reaches.

Muslims in Indian Political Process-Group Goals and Alternative Strategies

Group Goals and Alternative Strategies Omar Khalidi To be represented to the state, minorities in India have three political choices: (I) they can join one of the parties sympathetic to minorities or secular in orientation; (2) they can work through a non-partisan pressure group that would ensure the election of sympathetic individuals regardless of party affiliation; or (3) they can form their own political party and try to extract benefits by holding the balance of power in a coalition government. Indian Muslims have tried all three approaches.

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