Visible Muslims, Invisible citizenship: Understanding Islam in Indian democracy
Author: Salman Khurshid
Reviewed by: Badre Alam Khan
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Rise of Hindu majoritarianism, making Indian Muslim ‘Invisible citizen’ (Sep 4, 2019, Countercurrents)
A noted Indian Muslim politician and Supreme Court Lawyer, Mr. Salman Khurshid has authored a book recently with the title “Visible Muslims, Invisible citizenship: Understanding Islam in Indian democracy” (2019), ….
…this essay will not discuss the future of the Congress Party as argued by the BJP and others rather it will hash-out in considerable detail, engaging with Mr. Salman Khurshid’s book, “Visible Muslims, Invisible citizenship”. A serious attempt will be made to unearth how misconceptions about Islam and Indian Muslims in particular pervade the corners of the Indian public fuelled by Hindutva prejudices including the Indian corporate media.… However, for Mr. Salman the battle against communalism must be fought by secular Hindus and Indian Muslims together.…
Despite some limitations, still in order to understand the issue of citizenship, contributions of Indian Muslims in the nation building, democracy, composite nationalism, Islamic modernism, shirking secular space, diversity, nationalism, Muslims identity, Islamic traditions, Indian renaissance and secular legacy of our founding fathers like Maulana Azad, Gandhi and Nehru, this book is a must read for social scientists, Journalists, politicians as well as general readers.