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Muslims of the Indian City. From Centrality to Marginality
Columbia University Press
1 - 22 p.
India, Muslims, Indian cities, marginalization
Indian Muslims are a peculiar minority. First by their sheer number: with 13.4% of the total Indian population according to the 2001 Census, they are more than 138 million, making India the third largest Muslim country in the world (slightly behind Pakistan) - and the 2011 Census should give a much higher figure, around 170 million. Beyond their demographic weight, the Muslims of India stand out among the country's minorities for their troubled legacy. The lost children of India's Partition, Indian Muslims bear the stigma of the past...