Yoginder Sikand

The theological ‘other’

'Hindus' and 'Muslims' may not exactly be the distinct monolithic identities, as is made out in political rhetoric. The Hindus and Muslims of South India are a case in point.

May 06, 2004

Kashmiriyat and Islam

The conflict in Kashmir may be projected as the 'militant Islamic' assault on the state. But the origins of Kashmiriyat were never built on inter-religious antagonism.

May 05, 2004

Ecumenism and Islam’s enemy within

How many more Karbalas and Quettas are we to see amongst competing Islamic sects, while the rest of the world sees a united, militant front?

Mar 23, 2004

Iconoclasm: Not a Muslim Monopoly

Both Hindu and Muslim conquerors destroyed temples of their opponents as acts of political vendetta.

Feb 13, 2004

The word of god for benighted Muslims

'Missionary' activity is stepped up in order to 'save' the Ishmaelites

Jul 01, 2003

Many folds of the faith

South Asian Islam's varied and multiple forms.

Mar 01, 2003

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