By Z. Fareen Parvez
Domestic to the biggest Muslim minorities in Western Europe and Asia, France and India are either grappling with crises of secularism. In Politicizing Islam, Fareen Parvez bargains an in-depth examine how Muslims have replied to those crises, concentrating on Islamic revival routine within the French urban of Lyon and the Indian urban of Hyderabad. providing a singular comparative view of middle-class and negative Muslims in either towns, Parvez illuminates how Muslims from each social category are denigrated yet fight in several how one can increase their lives and make claims at the kingdom. In Hyderabad's slums, Muslims have created shiny political groups, whereas in Lyon's banlieues they've got retreated into the non-public sphere. Politicizing Islam elegantly explains how those divergent reactions originated in India's versatile secularism and France's militant secularism and in particular styles of Muslim type relatives in either towns. This fine-grained ethnography pushes past stereotypes and has effects for burning public debates over Islam, feminism, and secular democracy.