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Author Seabrook, Jeremy, 1939-

Title People without history : India's Muslim ghettos / Jeremy Seabrook and Imran Ahmed Siddiqui.

Imprint New York ; London : Pluto Press, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 257 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Topsia -- 2. Injustice -- 3. Beniapukur -- 4. Defining Slums -- 5. Tiljala Road -- 6. Victimisation -- 7. Tangra -- 8. Postscript: A Servant's Story.
Summary The West has become obsessed with Muslims, constantly classifying them as either 'moderate' or 'extreme'. Reacting against this dehumanising tendency, Jeremy Seabrook and Imran Ahmed Siddiqui show us the daily life of poor Muslims in India and sheds light on what lies behind India's 'economic miracle'. The authors examine life in Muslim communities in Kolkata, home to some of the most disadvantaged people in India, giving a voice to their views, values and feelings. We see that Muslims are no different from those of other faiths - work, family and survival are the overwhelming preoccupations of the vast majority. Although most are observant in their religion, there is no trace of the malevolence or poverty-fuelled extremism attributed to them. This enlightening and elegantly written book will be of great interest to students and practitioners of development and anyone who wants a more realistic picture of Muslim life and modern India.
Subject Muslims -- India -- Kolkata -- Economic conditions.
Muslims -- India -- Kolkata -- Social conditions.
Urban poor -- India -- Kolkata.
Poverty -- India -- Kolkata.
Inner cities -- India -- Kolkata.
Kolkata (India) -- Economic conditions.
Kolkata (India) -- Social conditions.
Musulmans -- Inde -- Kolkata -- Conditions économiques.
Musulmans -- Inde -- Kolkata -- Conditions sociales.
Pauvres en milieu urbain -- Inde -- Kolkata.
Pauvreté -- Inde -- Kolkata.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Inner cities. (OCoLC)fst00973711
Muslims -- Economic conditions. (OCoLC)fst01031042
Muslims -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01031070
Poverty. (OCoLC)fst01074093
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Urban poor. (OCoLC)fst01162512
India -- Kolkata. (OCoLC)fst01892339
Religiöse Minderheit
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Siddiqui, Imran Ahmed.
Other Form: Print version: Seabrook, Jeremy, 1939- People without history. New York ; London : Pluto Press 2011 9780745331140 (DLC) 2011282162 (OCoLC)687698869
ISBN 9781849645881 (electronic bk.)
1849645884 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051401347
AU@ 000068800775
CHNEW 000608704
DEBBG BV043095829
DEBBG BV044110024
DEBSZ 421599138
DEBSZ 449759784
GBVCP 1003673546
HEBIS 299827658
NZ1 14256689

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