ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
-A A +A

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.



Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top