Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian Muslims / Muhammad Mujeeb Afzal
- Afzal, Muhammad Mujeeb
- Additional Titles:
- BJP and the Indian Muslims
- Karachi : Oxford University Press, 2014.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- xxx, 451 pages ; 22 cm
- Construction of identities in India -- Bharatiya Janata Party: the movement and party -- The Indian Muslims: their identity construct and policies -- The BJP view of the Indian Muslims -- Mobilization strategy of the BJP -- The Indian Muslim: strategies, mobilization, and response to the BJP -- BJP in power.
- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is perceived as a communal party that aims to eliminate the secular character of the Indian state in which Indian-Muslims coexist. The Hindus and Indian-Muslims are often projected as absolute identities. The present study argues that a number of identities-communitarian, caste, and regional-exist in India and compete to preserve their respective traditions. The BJP as the proponent of Hindutva and the Muslims as the advocates of Islam-Urdu are struggling to protect their respective values system and traditions. Both identities have deep historical roots that were formed during the British Raj. The author has studied the BJP-Muslim interaction in three distinct phases: the Raj era; the post-Independence Congress-dominated era; and the post-Congress-dominated BJP era.--Provided by publisher
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 418-443) and index.
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