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Bhopal Muslims: besieged in the old city?
Muslims in Indian cities: trajectories of marginalisation
Columbia University Press
159 - 188 p.
India, Bhopal, Muslims
Before 1947, Bhopal was known as the second largest Muslim state after Hyderabad. Its rulers left an ambivalent legacy so far as the Hindu-Muslim relations were concerned. The city was not a riot-prone area and it never became one. But Muslims were at its helm anyway until the Nawab was in office and this balance of power gave this community a special status...