ISBN 9789380828497,Battleground India

Battleground India

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Publisher

Times Group Books - New Delhi

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

ISBN 9789380828497

ISBN-10 9380828497
Binding

Hardcover

Number of Pages 504 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

History

Battleground India: Prognosis of Hindu-Muslim Exclusivism is an interpretive study of the historical spectrum of India from 10''' Century to the present period. This period witnessed rise and collapse of Muslim politico-military powers in India and gradual sprouting of Hindu nationalism and later germination of Muslim nationalism. Hindu aspirations to assert nationalism, cultural and religious identity, and achieve self-rule; and Muslim endeavour to assert separate identity as a distinct linguistic, cultural and religious and political entity; have been projected. Initial Hindu reaction to treat the British as deliverer and Muslim attitude of aversion led to disproportionate growth of Hindu and Muslim fortunes. The book interprets how the Ashraf Muslims and British connived to thwart the Hindu nationalists and perpetuated the Two Nation concept on the basis of religion, which finally fruited in dividing the people irreconcilably. The evolution of Muslim separatism since 1857 has been scientifically studied and discussed. Growth of Hindu majoritrainism and assertion of identity has also been chronicled. The aspect of 'living together separately' psychology persisted even after Independence. The Indian Muslims continued to carry the burden of minority identity crisis. The ambience of exclusivism continued unabated. Alleged minorityism practised by the state and Muslim clamour for better share has generated sharp Hindu reaction. Battleground India has examined all these aspects both at macro and micro levels. The first unbiased projection of the deteriorating grassroots conflict situation prognosticates bad news for national unity and integrity.
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