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Nazia Erum

Nazia Erum

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Nazia Erum is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling book, 'Mothering A Muslim'. She writes on the intersections of gender, faith and politics.

By Nazia Erum

Why Manto, the movie, is so crucial for India today

The film captures the pain of the Partition and the religious poison it injected into society. We are still drinking that poison today, where every Hindu is a Godse, every Muslim, a jihadi.

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A new Independence, and a new partition

On our 71st Independence Day, we face a new narrative of us versus them, which is only leading to echo chambers. We need to listen to each other much more, and push away only words of hate.

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This is my Mulk — what I liked, and differed with, in this remarkable film

Anubhav Sinha's movie makes you question those who question Muslims. It makes Muslims question how to navigate a vortex of identities. And it questions the 'us' versus 'them' mindset hurting India so deeply now

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No, we are not The Other: #TalkToAMuslim is no soft appeal. It is a clear statement of belonging

'Muslims' are being made the only 'political issue' in India, even as they are marginalised. This hashtag refuses such an identity.

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When the iftar was just another political party

The 'political iftar' dinner was sheer tokenism, often seen as minority 'appeasement'. Its demise is fortunate – it lets ordinary Indians reclaim the iftar, rediscover true secularism.

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I'm a mother against bullying. And I want others to join my protest

Most children, even when they have not faced any direct aggressive communal bullying, will identify with such repetitive comments.

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How a group of women stirred up a silent revolution this Ramzan

Let's save the world, one iftar at a time.

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Naseeruddin Shah’s views on being an Indian Muslim cannot be dismissed

What his writing did in its imperfection was perhaps greater than what a perfect piece would have been able to achieve.

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Triple talaq: Is appeasing Muslim patriarchy the sole purpose of AIMPLB and Kapil Sibal?

Women are suddenly worried their 'victory' might reduce them to pawns in the passage of Uniform Civil Code.

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Discussing triple talaq in the time of trolling and Shah Rukh Khan talking about love

We need more of you, who can deliver this message personally to every one of the trolls out there.

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Thank you, US President Trump for waking me, a Muslim woman, up to reality

This is no nightmare that will go away.

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