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First half of the book is good, giving an insight into the upper class Shia ...
6 May 2018
More of auto biographical. First half of the book is good, giving an insight into the upper class Shia life experience and past glory. Trying to depict the plight of Muslims with few incidents is to much. It is very elaborate on Kashmir issue with entire chapter devoted to maharaja Harish Singh changing demography of Jammu and mentions more than 2 lakhs Muslims were killed during independence in Kashmir alone. Looking at the plight of pandits today, I firmly believe there is something wrong with the author not having al sympathetic words for these refugees in Thier own land. Author has no mention for Muslim fundamentalism in Indian states, terror attacks, Assam issue, Taslima Nasreen, common civil code and many other.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Could very well understand why Indian Muslims were looked/thought as other.
For that matter, when we start looking at common cause and making minor adjustment, honouring others beliefs the question of other doesn't arise at all.
Hope this book bring change in the mindset in all. Not in us or they - me or other