Tag: Homelands

Contested Homelands Politics of Space and Identity

Free Download Nazima Parveen, "Contested Homelands: Politics of Space and Identity"
English | ISBN: 9389000904 | 2021 | 336 pages | PDF | 5 MB
This book argues that the changing character of Muslim community and their living space in Delhi is a product of historical processes. The discourse of homeland and the realities of Partition established the notion of ‘Muslim-dominated areas’ as ‘exclusionary’ and ‘contested’ zones. These localities turned out to be those pockets where the dominant ideas of nation had to be engineered, materialized and practiced. The book makes an attempt to revisit these complexities by investigating community-space relationship in colonial and postcolonial Delhi. It raises two fundamental questions: