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By Dr.Syed Ali Mujtaba,  Edited By Adam Rizvi, The India Observer, TIO: “India’s Social Development Agenda sacrificed on the altar of Hindu Nationalism”

An edited volume tentatively called “India’s Developmental Agenda Sacrificed on the Altar of Hindu Nationalism” is being planned to understand the layers of the BJP rule under the Premiership of Narendra Modi.

The book which is going to be part of academic research is edited by Dr. Syed Ali Mujtaba, a well-known journalist, author of five books, media influencer, etc. The book will be tentatively published by a renowned publisher based in New Delhi.

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In India, the Hindutva madness has been accentuated since the BJP government came to power in 2014. Since then only one agenda that surmounts all other agenda is Islamophobia. In the process of building a hate narrative against Indian Muslims, many pressing issues facing the country have been sidelined.

As a result, India has gone down on many popular human indexes in comparison to the other countries in the world. Just look where India stands in the Hunger Index, Human Development Index, Press Freedom Index, Environmental Index, Human Rights Index, and Social Justice Index etc.

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The reality is the BJP rule since 2014 has failed to address the real challenges faced by the country. The classical example is India’s health infrastructure that got exposed during the time of Covid -19.  The BJP government blamed the pandemic on the Muslims and called it “Corona Jihad” launched by the Muslims. The innocent Tabligi Jammat members were hunted in the country blaming them for spreading the virus. Since then the noise volume of Islamophobia has been raised so high that it is hurting the ears of common Indians.

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The BJP government is manipulating the data of all the failing indexes, blaming the foreign data surveys to be biased against India. To skirt the issues facing the country a narrative being built by the BJP that India is witnessing Ram Rajya under Narendra Modi’s rule.

It is with this intention in mind the edited volume “India’s Developmental Agenda Sacrificed on the Altar of Hindu Nationalism” is being planned.  The purpose of the book is to call off the bluff of the half-baked lies and concocted truth by the votaries of the BJP rule.  This edited volume is planned to solicit essays on several themes that give the grim reality of India under the Ram Rajya of the BJP rule.  The themes are: –

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1- Challenges to Indian Democracy

2- Challenges to Indian Diversity

3- Challenges to Gender issues

4- Challenges to Social equality in India

5- Challenges to Social inclusion in India

6- Challenges to Human development

7- Challenges to Popular struggles and movements in India

8- Challenges to the right to dissent in India

9- Challenges to protectant religious identity in India

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10- Challenges to the backward Caste groups in India

11- India’s social realities from the Hindutva paradigm 13- India’s social reality from ‘Hindu-Muslim’ confrontationist angle

12- Human values being trampled by a wave of Hindu nationalism

13- India’s constitution being trampled

14- Rising unemployment in India

15- Inflation and Rising prices in India

16- Rising social inequality in India

17- Rising human rights abuses in India

18 – Failing human development in India

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19- Failing Secular Agenda in India

20- India failing in the Hunger Index

21- India failing in the Human Development Index

22- India failing in the Press Freedom Index

23- India failing in the Environmental Index

24- India failing in the Human Rights Index

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25- India failing in the Social Justice Index-

26- India failing in the Interfaith relation-

27- The status of minorities in India

28- Any other related themes that can fit into the basic concept of the book

Kindly, pitch in an abstract of 150 words to get acceptance for your essay to be included in the book. You can mail your abstract to {}

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Syed Ali Mujtaba

Syed Ali Mujtaba

Syed Ali Mujtaba is a Sr.Journalist, Author based in Chennai, India. Writes frequently for the USA based News Portal, TheIndiaObserver. He is author of the book Soundings on South Asia, New Dawn Press (2005). He can be reached at or TIO, at

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