By Hasan Suroor
This publication makes a speciality of the present Muslim temper in India, relatively that of the adolescence who're attempting to movement the neighborhood right into a new—more positive—direction. regardless of a marked raise in religiosity and an statement of Muslim id, younger Muslims are extra secular and forward-looking than the older new release. in addition they have a powerful feel of belonging to India, and spot no contradiction among being proud Indians and proud Muslims on the similar time.
Keen to attract a line below the previous, they're harbingers of India’s identical of ‘Muslim spring’.
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