ISBN 9788189766054,The Hindu Muslim Divide: A Fresh Look

The Hindu Muslim Divide: A Fresh Look


Amrik Singh


Vitasta Publishing



Vitasta Publishing

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788189766054

ISBN-10 8189766058


Number of Pages 238 Pages
Language (English)

Religious groups

The partition of India in 1947 was supposed to be a panaca for the Hindu-Muslim divide which had engulfed India for the preceding 1,000 years. Those who tought so were naive. The issues was not territorial dispute but assimilation. One belief system, new and aggressive, wanted to establish hegemony over the other and this led to confrontation. The Partition also put a question mark on the loyalty of those Muslims who chose to stay on in India. The physical division of India created an emotional turmoil in both the communities. About Author : After having taught for a quarter century, Prof. Amrik Singh went into administration. He remained secretary of the association of Indian Universities for a decade and a half and built up the organisation. He also worked as Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala,. but resinged before the expire of his term. His experience in that capacity was analysed in one of his books Asking for Trouble; What it Means to be a Vice-Chancellor Today. It has been described as a 'minor classic'. Contents : Preface Acknowledgements Introduction The Divide Before the Partition The Struggle for Power Partition and After After the Partition Where do Indian Muslism Stand? The International Dimension Issues Before Indian Islam In Transit The Secular Muddle The Legacy of the Past A Case for Pluralism Grappling with Experience The BJP-Congress Contest Akbar in Revese The Problem of Identity Rounding Off Groping for a Policy A Long Haul Towards a New Perspective Who's Who Glossary Index