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Muslim Backward Classes
A Sociological Perspective

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September 2013 | 314 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book presents the sociological perspectives on Muslim OBCs as a category determined by the Indian State. Although Muslims constitute an important part of the population and are the second largest religious community in the world, as well as in India, social scientists rarely undertake this community to analyze their socioeconomic and educational development. Muslim Backward Classes provides a comprehensive explanation of the origin and meaning of the term “backward class,” followed with the historical perspectives of Muslim backwardness in India.

The volume fills the gap in the literature and presents a broad-based picture of the problems of Muslim OBCs, highlighting the questions of justice and equal opportunity to all groups irrespective of religion.

Preface

 
Introduction

 
An Overview of Muslims in India

 
Origin of Backward Classes

 
Muslim Backwardness in India

 
Stratification among Muslims in India: A Caste, Class Debate

 
Sociological Dimensions among Muslim OBCs

 
Internal Dynamics among Muslim OBCs: An Interpretation

 
Millennium Development Goals and Muslim OBCs

 
Conclusion

 
Appendix 1 : India’s MDG Framework: Goals, Targets, and Indicators

 
Appendix 2. The Central Government Schemes and Commissions for the Minorities

 
Appendix 3. Central List of OBCs for the State of Uttar Pradesh

 
Appenidix 4. Questionnaire

 
Bibliography

 
Index

 

A fresh and interesting perspective on social stratification among Muslims in India.

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The work is an Interesting study of social, economic and educational condition of the OBCs among Muslims in India...the study has tried to fill the gaps in the literature on Muslims and generated empirical evidence from the data which shows under-representation of Muslim OBCs in India.

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