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By Taylor C. Sherman

Muslim Belonging in Secular India surveys the event of a few of India's such a lot favourite Muslim groups within the early postcolonial interval. Muslims who remained in India after the Partition of 1947 confronted mistrust and discrimination, and have been as a result forced to hunt new methods of defining their dating with fellow electorate of India and its governments. utilizing the forcible integration of the princely kingdom of Hyderabad in 1948 as a case research, Taylor C. Sherman finds the delicate and contested nature of Muslim belonging within the decade that independence. during this context, she demonstrates how Muslim claims to citizenship in Hyderabad contributed to extreme debates over the character of democracy and secularism in self reliant India. Drawing on targeted new archival study, Dr Sherman offers an intensive and compelling exam of the early governmental guidelines and well known ideas that experience helped to form the historical past of Muslims in India on account that 1947.

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