Book Review

Muslim World After 9/11 is the second major work on the subject coming from the prestigious US think-tank, the Rand Corporation. This is nearly three times bigger than the earlier report by Cheryl Benard...

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This research paper seeks to analyse and understand feminism as against women’s liberation movements. Dr Almessiri delves deep into the epistemology and teleology of feminism...

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Routinely reviled as 'dens of terror', India's madrasas, numbering over 35,000, have probably never enjoyed such a bad press before. The demonisation of the madrasas is a project in which much of the mass...

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Since the beginning of the 20th century Assam has been in a demographic flux, a flux that has tended to enrich it in terms of economic productivity and cultural diversity. However, as the century moved on, a certain...

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There are nearly 200 Muslim communities in India which, in many ways, are not yet wholly integrated into the "mainstream" Muslim society. Converted from the tribal or Hindu stock, they retain many features of their earlier life...

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That Hindutva fundamentally aims at the preservation of the Brahminical system, based as it is on the systematic exploitation of the Dalit-Bahujan majority, has been pointed out by numerous scholars, based on a close...

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Hindi newspapers, taken together, have a multi-million readership in India today.  Yet, their role in shaping public opinion is often overlooked. While some Hindi papers are known for their balanced reporting, the vast majority...

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It is an illuminating study of the matrix of human sexuality, power and the “gods” within the pagan format. That the three are related in many interesting ways is widely known, but what Prof. Jalalul Haq seeks...

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This is an interesting discourse on how despite remarkable constitutional safeguards, legal guarantees and broadly tolerant Hindu traditions, India’s Muslims, Dalits and Christians continue to suffer...

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It is a season of books on terrorism and allied subjects like Taliban, al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Here is a comprehensive book that seeks to look into the history of terrorism and its “left” and “right” varieties...

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Yoginder Sikand’s Bastion of Believers: Madrasas and Islamic Education in India reveals facts about madrasas that are not widely known. Sikand has done his work meticulously. His passion for revealing history...

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There are certain fundamental commonalities between the three Abrahamic faiths -- Judaism, Christianity and Islam. There is nothing surprising about it because all three recognise the validity of the larger...

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The area in west-south India known as Deccan has a long association with Muslims, who over the centuries had their share of good and bad times. The last two centuries brought possibly more trials and tribulations...

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If we delve deep, we find that most of the loot and corruption is done in the garb of development. This sort of corruption is much greater than that in arms deals. Both Indians as well as people of other countries...

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