Muslims in India Since 1947: Islamic Perspectives on Inter-Faith Relations

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Taylor & Francis, Feb 5, 2004 - Political Science - 288 pages
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Muslims in India today are responding to the challenge of religious pluralism in a variety of ways. This book explores the attempts being made by scholar-activists and Muslim organisations to develop new understandings of Islam to relate to people of other faiths and to the modern nation-state, and to deal with issues such as democracy and secularism. It examines how a common predicament, characterised by a sense of siege and the perception of being an oppressed minority, is producing new expressions of Islam, some of which seek to relate to non-Muslims in terms of confrontation, and others which call for dialogue, reconciliation and inter-faith harmony.

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Yoginder Sikand is presently based at the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden, The Netherlands as a post-doctoral research scholar. He is the editor of web-magazine www.islaminterfaith.org which is devoted to discussion of issues related to Muslims in South Asia.

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