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Book Review: Saeed Naqvi’s ‘Being the Other: The Muslim in India’

By Safia Begum
The work is an outcome of contemporary volatile political situation that compels the author to reflect on the gradual othering of Muslims in India. The work takes us back to a city and time, where the understanding of relations and culture was distinct and peaceful to a great extent.

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Book Excerpt: Saeed Naqvi’s ‘Being the Other: The Muslim in India’

By Saeed Naqvi
During the Bombay riots, Jawed found himself in the entrance hall of his Churchgate apartment building, candle in one hand, a screwdriver in another, diligently pulling out the nameplate ‘Prof N. L. Ahmad’ so that arsonists and murderers would not find their way to his mother on the floor upstairs.