Author: Jimmy DabhiPublisher: Indian Social InstituteYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 168ISBN/UPC (if available): 8189762044
It gives us immense pleasure to present the Report of the National study on socio-economic condition of Muslims in India.The Prime Minister set up a high level committee in 2005 headed by Justice Rajinder Sachar to study the situation of Muslims and come out with a comprehensive report. The study presented here was taken up to furnish the data and information to the High Level Committee and also to mobilize and bring together social activists, interested individuals, civil society groups and members of Muslim community to develop strategies and plans for action for engagement with the Muslim community towards their development concerns.This Study has been made possible through cooperation, collaboration and contribution by several people at the grassroots, civil society organizations including research and development organizations, members and leaders from various religious communities and localities, academicians, professionals, activists and ordinary citizens. We would like to thank all of them for their valuable contribution in terms of their involvement, their time and energy at various stages of this Study.The Study was a collective effort by the people, with the people and for the people, and we hope that it will add to and further generate action-reflection in society at large. The plight of any one of the communities in India is not the plight of that particular community; the responsibility of working towards human development of the community does not lie with the community alone but with all of us. If this is not the case then let us not call ourselves Indians and global citizens.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSFOREWORDCHAPTER 1National Study on the Socio-Economic and Educational Condition of the Muslims in IndiaCHAPTER 2A General Profile of Indian Muslims-Literature StudyCHAPTER 3Focus Group DiscussionsCHAPTER 4Findings of the Survey:Part I: Muslims in Urban IndiaPart II: Muslims in Rural IndiaCHAPTER 5Ghettoisation of Muslims: Trends and ConsequencesCHAPTER 6Conclusions and RecommendationsAPPENDICESQUESTIONNAIRESCOLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS