By Salman Khurshid
As a former Union minister who has held a number of an important portfolios, Salman Khurshid, at the foundation of his gigantic 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 means of delivering a variety of real-life examples of the way the neighborhood has proved its dedication and potential via making enormous 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 by way of a galaxy of unusual Indian Muslims.
The writer describes how the Aligarh Muslim college in Uttar Pradesh and the Jamia Millia Islamia (Delhi) got here into being and the way lots of their alumni turned a part of the liberty circulate and made honest efforts at fostering and protecting communal concord. Post-Independence, Salman Khurshid emphasizes the significance of remarkable Muslim leaders who served as function versions for the more youthful new release.
The writer doesn't shrink back from hypersensitive matters reminiscent of 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 file of the directors-general of police from assorted states) and spotlights the July 2014 verdict of the ultimate courtroom with reference to the Shariat and fatwas. He rounds off the e-book with an research of what the longer term may possibly carry after the hot victory of the Bharatiya Janata celebration and its allies within the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Salman Khurshid tackles every subject with candour, sensitivity and forthrightness.
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