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Contemporary Muslim identities: A collaborative art project

This is some groundwork I have been doing on a project on contemporary Muslim identities, which is a collaborative art project with the Indian Institute of Art, Culture and Democracy, Bangalore.

A glimpse at the history of Islam in the Indian Subcontinent reveals a fraught and battered consciousness, one that seeks both representation and cultural, political and judicial recompense. The partition of the Indian subcontinent has led to a cultural divergence that has led  to and manifested itself in a failed republic and a linguistically assertive populace on one hand and a defensive marginalised minority on the other.