Legacy of a Divided Nation: India's Muslims since Independence

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In the opening chapters of Legacy of a Divided Nation, Mushirul Hasan examines the origins of Muslim separatism under the British, the making of the partition of India, & the meaning of partition for a host of Muslim communities, individuals, & families. Next, Hasan examines the Nehruvian consensus from the 1940s to the 1990s, looking in particular at the reasons for the growth of communalism & the retreat of both Muslims & Hindus into communal political camps. The final section of the book surveys the state of India's Muslims in the period after December 6, 1992, when the Babri Mosque was demolished.

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