ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Democratisation of Indian Muslims

The upper class/caste Indian Muslim leadership has historically and consciously focused on the politics of identity, centred on a few cultural-emotive issues - a process that by its very nature has stymied attempts towards democratisation within the community. As a critical appraisal reveals, such attempts only serve to perpetuate the domination of a minuscule elite who present such grievances as issues held in common by a 'uniform monolithic' Muslim community. In reality, the Muslim community remains diversified, fragmented and as caste-ridden as any other community.

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