Claiming Citizenship and Nation: Muslim Politics and State Building in North India, 1947-1986 (Hardcover)

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Claiming Citizenship and Nation: Muslim Politics and State Building in North India, 1947-1986 (Hardcover)

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The book provides insight into the changing nature of Muslim politics and the ideas of citizenship in independent India. It studies the electoral mobilization of minority groups across North India, particularly in Uttar Pradesh where Muslims have been demographically dominant in various constituencies. The volume discusses themes such as the making and unmaking of the 'Congress heartland' and the threat of revival of 'Muslim communalism', alongside issues of representation, property, language politics, rehabilitation and citizenship, politics of Waqf, personal law and Hindu counter-mobilization. The author utilizes previously unused government and institutional files, private archives, interviews and oral resources to address questions central to Indian politics and society.

An important intervention, this book will be useful for scholars and researchers of politics, Indian history, minority studies, law, political studies, nationalism, electoral politics, partition studies, political sociology, sociology and South Asian Studies.

Aishwarya Pandit is Associate Professor at Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, India. She was previously a visiting fellow at the Centre for Developing Societies, New Delhi, India. She has also taught at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367335564
ISBN-10: 0367335565
Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall
Publication Date: July 16th, 2021
Pages: 248
Language: English