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Indian Muslim(s) After Liberalization

Maidul Islam


Close to the turn of the century and almost 45 years after Independence, India opened its doors to free-market liberalization. Although meant as the promise to a better economic tomorrow, three decades later, many feel betrayed by the economic changes ushered in by this new financial era. Here is a book that probes whether India’s economic reforms have aided the development of Indian Muslims who have historically been denied the fruits of economic development. Maidul Islam points out that in current political discourse, the ‘Muslim question’ in India is not articulated in terms of demands for ... More

Keywords: free-market liberalization, economic reforms, Indian Muslims, ‘Muslim question’, backwardness, prejudice, social exclusion, identity, security, marginalization, Muslim identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199489916
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199489916.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maidul Islam, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta