By Salman Khurshid
As a former Union minister who has held a number of an important portfolios, Salman Khurshid, at the foundation of his giant and sundry adventure, recounts how Muslims in India settle for this kingdom as their very own regardless of many provocations and allegations doubting their patriotism. within the procedure, he reinforces his contentions by way of delivering a number of real-life examples of ways the neighborhood has proved its dedication and strength through making colossal contributions in just about all fields. This well timed quantity, which covers a large span from the past due 19th century to the current, brings out succinctly the pivotal roles performed through a galaxy of individual Indian Muslims.
The writer describes how the Aligarh Muslim collage in Uttar Pradesh and the Jamia Millia Islamia (Delhi) got here into being and the way a lot of their alumni turned a part of the liberty move and made honest efforts at fostering and protecting communal concord. Post-Independence, Salman Khurshid emphasizes the significance of exceptional Muslim leaders who served as function versions for the more youthful iteration.
The writer doesn't draw back from hypersensitive concerns akin to terrorism, communal riots, a Uniform Civil Code, present-day Muslim management (or loss of) and where of ladies in Islam, with a spotlight at the Shah Bano case. He underscores the importance of the ‘trust deficit’ at the a part of Muslims vis-à-vis the police (based on a contemporary document of the directors-general of police from varied states) and spotlights the July 2014 verdict of the ideal courtroom with reference to the Shariat and fatwas. He rounds off the booklet with an research of what the longer term may possibly carry after the hot victory of the Bharatiya Janata get together and its allies within the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Salman Khurshid tackles every subject with candour, sensitivity and forthrightness.
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