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Beyond Hybridity and FundamentalismEmerging Muslim Identity in Globalized India$
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Tabassum Ruhi Khan

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199453610

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453610.001.0001

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Cyber Citizens

Cyber Citizens

Rewriting Social and Political Marginalization

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Beyond Hybridity and Fundamentalism

Tabassum Ruhi Khan

Oxford University Press

The chapter explores the way Muslim youth’s mediated interactions propel them to think of and construct a community well beyond the physical precincts of the segregated enclave. Calling attention to increased local and global interconnectivity, it focuses on the work of Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association, a community organization formed after a police encounter targeting suspected terrorists resulted in the death of two Jamia University’s students in September 2008, and on the popular news website Two Circles.net whose Boston based editor manages a team of local reporters recruited from Muslim concentrations areas across India. The communicative initiatives of these organizations have helped established connections between residents of Jamia enclave, civil society activists, non-resident Muslims, and human rights forums, and are noteworthy for interjecting in civil and political public spheres, using new media technologies, and a different style and language (as compared to the Muslim press and leadership) to challenge official versions of the truth and seek justice.

Keywords:   cyber activism, diaspora, Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association, TwoCircles.net, public sphere

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