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

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Social Structure, OBCs and Muslims

Although the Muslims in India form a single religious community sharing basic Islamic precepts, they do not form a 'community' in anthropolitical/sociological terms. They are differentiated into various groups and sub-groups along ethnic, social and cultural lines and are organised in a stratified social order. Only in recent years have various marginalised Muslim groups begun to struggle for empowerment and self-development. The nature of their struggle has created a complex situation under the pluri-cultural set-up of the Indian nation state.

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