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.

ART & CULTURE

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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.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

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.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

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

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

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.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

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.

VOICES

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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.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

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.

VARIETY

 |   7-minute read

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.