Gujarat in 1857 – When Hindus and Muslims fought together

Gujarat in 1857 – When Hindus and Muslims fought together

Context: Current Gujarat elections. (Extracts from ‘War of Civilisations: India 1857 AD’, by Amaresh Misra, Rupa, 2008) The importance of Gujarat elections to the future of Indian democracy and the survival of India’s liberal-democratic-nationalist ethos cannot but be re-emphasized. However, in order to understand Gujarat’s political behaviour, it is important to view its social-class structures […]

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