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The majoritarian impulse

Farahnaz Ispahani's compilation of essays provides a comprehensive, varied, and critical analysis of the rise of religious majoritarianism in South Asia


Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
Politics of Hate: Religious Majoritarianism in South Asia
Editor: Farahnaz Ispahani
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 311
Price: Rs. 599

Hatred, dislike and revulsion of specific social groups have become endemic in South Asia. In India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, it would be apt for members of a dwindling civil society to recite the late Pakistani poet Fahmida Riaz’s poem, tum bilkul hum jaise nikle, ab tak kahan chhipe the, bhai... (You turned out to be just like us, where were you hiding till now, brother…)”

Given this backdrop, Farahnaz Ispahani’s compilation of essays that provides a comprehensive, varied, critical analysis of the rise of religious majoritarianism

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First Published: Aug 21 2023 | 10:03 PM IST

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