In recent years, religious majoritarian politics has thrust a monolithic identity on India’s roughly 200 million Muslims, even though they are a hugely diverse group, differentiated by region, language, class, education and religiosity. Using her own experience as a starting point, a journalist offers a riveting but disturbing account of how Indian Muslims from different backgrounds are coping with the discriminatory policies, the social prejudice, and sometimes, the physical violence that this politics has engendered.
Ghazala Wahab is a veteran journalist who writes on security, terrorism and religious extremism. She is the co-founder of FORCE, a monthly newsmagazine on national security. She has co-authored a book on India’s military strategy qua China, and is the author of Born a Muslim: Some Truths About Islam in India.More Info
Sandip Roy is a writer and columnist whose work has appeared in many Indian and international publications. He airs a weekly dispatch from Kolkata for public radio in San Francisco.More Info
Investigative journalism in India.
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For The Motion: Hindol Sengupta, Shubhrastha
Against The Motion: Abhinav Chandrachud, Gurmehar Kaur
Chair: Raghav Bahl