Working with Muslims

Beyond Burqa and Triple Talaq. Stories of development and everyday citizenship in India

Farah Naqvi, with Sadbhavna Trust


Three Essays Collective, New Delhi, 2018

xviii+416 pages

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Working with Muslims goes down to the ground in eight major states of India and investigates the reality of non-government organizations and their development work, with the largest marginalized minority in the world’s largest democracy.

It asks the simple questions (Who is working with Muslims? On which issues?), and the complex ones (What lens is deployed? How does this work navigate the minefield of identity?). With intellectual precision, it dissects the voluntary sector, interrogates identity, engages with many faces of ‘development’; and tells stories of ordinary women and men, of clarity amid obfuscation, of fear mixed with immense hope.

Farah Naqvi

An alumnus of Columbia University, Farah Naqvi is a feminist, activist and writer. Her work for nearly three decades – from villages to public policy spaces – has focused on justice, development and freedom from violence, for India’s perpetual un-equals: Women, Muslims, and Dalits.

With Sadbhavna Trust

Sadbhavna Trust works on building the strength and capacities of marginalized communities, especially women; helping them 
seek equality through participation in democratic discourse and the public sphere.