Muslims in Indian Cities: Trajectories of Marginalisation

01 November, 2012

Christophe Jaffrelot & Laurent Gayer

HarperCollins India

416 pages, Rs 499

Numbering more than 150 million, Muslims constitute the largest minority in India, yet suffer the most politically and socio-economically. While the quality of Muslim life may lag behind that of Hindus nationally, local and inclusive cultures have been resilient in the south and the east. In the Hindi belt and in the north, Muslims have known less peace. This volume follows urban Muslim life in 11 Indian cities, providing uncommon insight into a little-known subject.

Manas Roshan  is an independent journalist based in Delhi.