Communal Rage in Secular India

ISBN Number: 
13: 978-8179910702
Published Date: 
Saturday 9th March 2002 Asia/Kolkata
Rafiq Zakaria
Why did the torching of 58 kar sevaks in the Sabarmati Express at Godhra take place? It was undoubtedly the work of some demented persons, insensitive to its possible aftermath. Worse, how did genocide on such a brutal scale in most parts of Gujarat occur? And that too in a state which gave birth to Gandhi and nurtured him! People all over the world continue to wonder: Have human relations in a country known for its broad humanism fallen so low? Why is it that Hindus and Muslims who lived together for more than a thousand years in peace, have in begun to hate one other? Never before were women and children burnt and butchered in such a bestial manner.

Dr. Rafiq Zakaria, a scholar of international repute, who has spent more than 50 years of his life trying to bring Hindus and Muslims together, delves deep into the past and present of the relationship between the two communities to discover what went wrong that brought about such conflagration of hatred and bloodshed. He also looks at the future with diffidence but hope.

Paperback:   281.00
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Popular Prakashan Private Limited (31 December 2011)
ISBN-10: 8179910709
ISBN-13: 978-8179910702
Language: English