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“A Different Jihad: Dalit Muslims’ Challenge to Ashraf Hegemony”. Economic and Political Weekly. 38 (46): 86– 91.
This article discusses the issue of caste in the context of the backward Muslim communities of Bihar elucidated in Ali Anwar’s book, and the complete marginalisation of the groups at the bottom of the pecking order. The book, by focusing on the plight of backward and dalit Muslims, has the potential to redefine the very grammar of Muslim politics in favour of a progressive agenda, thus moving away from the now-prevalent reactive politics.