The choice before Indian Muslims in the 2014 election


Mumbai’s Haji Ali shrine, which is one of India’s many pilgrimage sites where people of all faiths gather.
Copyright: Ashraf Engineer

I was asked by Asia House — a London-based organisation that works to increase collaboration between Asia and the West — to write for their series on India’s general election. I was asked to ‘give a Muslim perspective’.

The column explores how the community feels let down by its traditional choices but the rise of Narendra Modi, the posterboy of Hindutva and the extreme right, has made Muslims anxious. The community, I argue, is at an important crossroads.

Read the column here: