28 October, 2020

Half Crescent

The new Muslim face is now showing. It is rooted, yet modern, and looking for a decent life.

Half Crescent
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The Emerging Indian Muslim

  • Increased emphasis on education
  • Not willing to accept diktats from clergy
  • Strongly critical of the role of bodies like the Muslim Personal Law Board
  • Given the opportunity, will embrace modernity
  • Educated middle-class women are breaking the stereotype, asserting themselves
  • Liberals increasingly in positions of influence
  • Middle class growing in strength and visibility, economically better off
  • Overall population growth rate is coming down


Mushkilein mujh par padi itni/ki aasaan ho gayin

(So many problems have come my way/
that it has become easy to overcome them).

—Mirza Ghalib

The great poet's house is located in Gali Qasim Jan, Ballimaran, in the walled city of Delhi. It is a typical Muslim mohalla, located between the Jama Masjid and Fatehpuri mosque. An...

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