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Muslim Caste Theory and Practice

Muslim Caste: Theory and Practice A R Momin Caste and Social Stratification among the Muslims, edited by Imtiaz Ahmad; Manohar Book Service, Delhi, 1973; pp 256; Rs 35, IT is one of the most tragic paradoxes of Islam that many of its cardinal tenets were thrown overboard by its own followers, Islam arose as a revolutionary ideology based on the twin premises of the unity of Cod and the brotherhood of mankind. It had a universalistie character since its message was addressed to the entire human race. It recognised no distinctions based on birth, caste and class. It was this broad humanistic outlook of Islam, its tolerance and egalitarianism which attracted millions of people to its fold.

Internal Assessment System-Report on a Seminar on Examination Reform

the consumption requirements of the economy. Imports, financed by reckless borrowing abroad, are thus to be used to avoid the hard decisions required, for instance, to force producers and traders to disgorge hoarded stocks or to keep conspicuous consumption under check.

MAHARASHTRA-Tensions in an Industrial Slum

MAHARASHTRA Tensions in an Industrial Slum A R Momin BHIWANDI, which was the scene of a communal holocaust in 197O, was in the grip of industrial tensions a few days ago. Labour unrest has been brewing in Bhiwandi for the past few months, but the most tragic culmination of this unrest came in the police firing on February 13 in which one youth was killed and four others were injured. The Maharashtra government has ordered a magisterial probe into the firing. One of the specific terms of reference for inquiry is whether any private party had used a fire-arm. There was an opposition adjournment motion on the police firing in the Maharashtra legislative assembly on February 14. Mrinal Gore of the Socialist Party, who moved the adjournment motion in the assembly, alleged that "agents of a powerloom owner had snatched a rifle from a constable and opened fire''. This revelation adds a .significant dimension to the question of industrial tensions in Bhiwandi. However, its full implications can hardly be grasped unless one looks into the socio-economic background of the problem.

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