Modi Muslims and Media (Print)
ISBN : 978-81-929352-0-1
Voices from Narendra Modi’s Gujarat
Edited By: Madhu Purnima Kishwar
Introduction by Salim Khan, Script writer & columnist
This book gives objective facts back their proper central place in our political life… The enormous amount of important research that went into this effort demands that all those who care about the well-being of India’s people and healthy inter-community relations should read it carefully and weigh its conclusions fairly…
Thus far, we have heard the voices of those who, in condemning Modi, claim to speak on behalf of Gujarati Muslims. The value of Kishwar’s narrative is that she has let Muslims speak for themselves by quoting extensively from her video-recorded interviews with both rural and urban Muslims.
An honest understanding of this phase of contemporary history is vital for the health of democracy and amicable inter-community relations in India.
Foreword by Cho Ramaswamy, Editor, Tuglaq
The manner in which the author has gone about talking to officials and people in detail, about the functioning of the Gujarat government under Modi; her visits to various parts of Gujarat to know about the conditions prevailing in the state; her unbiased and masterly analyses of the material she gathered through her tireless work, makes this book almost a thesis.
But unlike an academic thesis, the book makes absorbing reading; apart from being an irrefutable answer to the prejudiced critics of Modi, it is a page-turner too.