Publisher description for Muslims in India since 1947 : Islamic perspectives on inter-faith relations / Yoginder Sikand.


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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 organizations 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, characterized 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.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Islam -- Relations -- Hinduism.
Hinduism -- Relations -- Islam.
Muslims -- India -- Political activity.
India -- Politics and government -- 1947-
India -- Ethnic relations.