ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Indian Muslims since Partition

Indian Muslims since Partition Balraj Puri The demolition of the Babri masjid and its aftermath have aroused genuine sympathy for the Muslims in a sizeable section of enlightened Hindus who have accepted the challenge of the extremists in their community. What the Indian Muslims need, however, is not sympathy but understanding, based on a sociological study of their differentiated and pluralist society. Tracing the vicissitudes of the Muslim psyche and politics since partition, the author argues that such a study is indispensable for evolving an insight into the neglected but vital ethnic dimension of the Muslim urge for self-identity.

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