Mapping Muslim Communities in South Asia: Comparative Contexts of Discrimination in India, Pakistan and Nepal
Welcome to a seminar on caste relations among South Asian muslims, with Dr. Aftab Alam.
In this seminar, Aftab Alam maps the changing contours of caste relations among Muslims in South Asia. Through an ethnographic profile of Dalit Muslim castes/communities, he examines the problem of inequality, humiliation, untouchability and discrimination faced by lower caste Muslims in India, Pakistan and Nepal. The seminar thus seeks to shed new light on the experience of South Asian Dalit Muslims, and their relationship with a changing social structure.
Dr. Aftab Alam teaches political science at the University of Delhi.