Shaban is deputy director, TISS, Tuljapur, and honorary fellow, US-India Policy Institute, Washington.
Neo-Islam, like neo-Hinduism, is injurious to India’s pluralism
The triumphant narratives call for disciplining of Muslims, and for Hindu assertion.
Unlike in the West, India’s syncretic culture has kept the fear of Islam at bay.
Tamilian author Perumal Murugan has now come out with his new book in Tamil "Kozhaiyin Padalgal" ("Songs of a Coward"). It speaks of the period when the writer was fighting a battle, both internally as well as with the external forces.