Known for his work on identity politics and political economy, Dr. Rehman most recently published ‘Communalism in postcolonial India′, which addresses the rise of religious fundamentalism in India. In Bonn to lecture on cow vigilantism, he spoke to Roma Rajpal Weiss about the situation of the sub-continent’s Muslim minority.
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