Margins of citizenship: Muslim experiences in urban India

"Part of the 'Religion and Citizenship' series, this book is an ethnographic study of marginality of Muslims in urban India. It explores the realities and consequences of socio-spatial segregation faced by Muslim communities and the various ways in which they negotiate it in the cours...

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Main Author: Chatterjee, Anasua
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: London New York Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group [2017]
Series/Journal:Religion and citizenship
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Calcutta / Muslim / Discrimination / Living Conditions
Further subjects:B Muslims
B City dwellers Social conditions India
B Segregation Religious aspects
B Muslims Social conditions India
B Muslims Social conditions
B Segregation
B City dwellers Social conditions
B Sociology, Urban India
B City dwellers
B Segregation Religious aspects India
B Sociology, Urban
B India
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Summary:"Part of the 'Religion and Citizenship' series, this book is an ethnographic study of marginality of Muslims in urban India. It explores the realities and consequences of socio-spatial segregation faced by Muslim communities and the various ways in which they negotiate it in the course of their everyday lives. By narrating lived experiences of ordinary Muslims, the author attempts to construct their identities as citizens and subjects. What emerges is a highly variegated picture of a group (otherwise viewed as monolithic) that resides in very close quarters, more as a result of compulsion than choice, despite wide differences across language, ethnicity, sect and social class. The book also looks into the potential outcomes that socio-spatial segregation spelt on communal lines hold for the future of the urban landscape in South Asia. Rich in ethnographic data and accessible in its approach, this book will be useful for scholars and researchers of sociology, social anthropology, human geography, political sociology, urban studies and political science."--Page i
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-187) and index
ISBN:1138697494