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Muslim exceptionalism and the digital public sphere in India

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Umar Nizar Muslims in India form a significant minority, numbering almost 140 million. These Muslim belong to various denomination including, Sufi, Salafi and Sunni and the Jama’at-e-Islami. The public sphere in India has been caste and class ridden in a way that MN Srinivas (1989) observes in his work on Sanskritization, where people belonging to …

Features

Rising Caste Based Inequality and Entrepreneurship Among Pasmanda Communities

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  Mohammad Imran In the last two decades, the term Pasmanda has been heavily discussed by Bahujan political scientists, especially when it comes to the democratic politics among Indian Muslims. Mobilisation based on the same term has demanded democratisation of intra-religious politics. Pasmanda mobilisation not only questioned the communal (binary) nature of political gathering but …

Research

Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 11

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 11: Hindutva, Gandhism, and the Caste Question Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 6 of Masood Alam Falahi’s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)] ~ The Hindu Mahasabha and the RSS Faced …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 10

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 10: Transformations in the Colonial Period Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 10 of Masood Alam Falahi‘s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)] ~ Caste and Religion With the onset of British …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 9

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 9: Evidence From the Mughal Period Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 9 of Masood Alam Falahi’s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)] ~ It is likely that, like the Muslim so-called …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 8

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 8: Firoze Shah Tughlaq’s Reign Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 8 of Masood Alam Falahi‘s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)] ~ Sultan Firoze Shah Tughlaq, who succeeded Muhammad bin Tughlaq …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 6

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 6: In the Period of ‘Muslim Rule’ Continued from here. Caste Struggle Masood Alam Falahi (Translated by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 6 of Masood Alam Falahi‘s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India‘)] ~ With its philosophy of human …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 5

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 5: The Origin and Spread of Islam in India Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated from Urdu by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 5 of Masood Alam Falahi‘s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India‘)] ~ At a time …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 4

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 4: Early Anti-Aryan Movements in India Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated From Urdu by Yoginder Sikand, for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 4 of Masood Alam Falahi‘s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India‘)] ~ It is a law of nature …