New book on conversion politics
Book: Ghar Wapsi, Conversions and Freedom of Religion
Edited by Ram Puniyani
Price Rs. 450
Publiseher: Media House, Delhi
This is an illuminating and compelling collection of essays by leading secular scholars, who forensically analyse the Hindu nationalist campaign of alleged ‘home-coming’ to reconvert persons of disadvantaged castes and tribes, whose ancestors had abandoned the Hindu faith in search of elusive social equality.
Contents include: Section (A) Islam and Christianity in India: Ghar Wapsi, Christianity and Freedom of Religion; Conversion to Islam; Anti-Muslim Violence; Islam, Freedom of Religion & Conversion; Section (B) Agenda behind Conversion:- Towards a Hindu Nation Section (C) Sociology of Conversions; Ghar Wapsi: Political Agenda, Religious Garb, Ghar Wapsi:
Welcome to the Hellhole of Hinduism, Return to which home?
The Failure of Christianity in India, Love Jihad: From Illusory Slogan to Potent Weapon Section (D) Legal Tangle: Freedom of Religion:- How freedom of religion laws restricts religious freedom in India?,
Conversion and Freedom of Religion.
Contributors to the book are K. N. Panikkar, Faizan Mustafa, Ram Puniyani, D. Gnaniah, Rudolf C. Heredia, Anand Teltumbde, Gopal Guru, Tony Joseph, Tehmina Arora, Suhrith Parthasarathy, Asghar Ali Engineer and Arul Louis.