Introduction Part I: Gandhi and his Critics 1. Reconstructing Social Reform as Secularism: The Example of the Tamil Self-respecters 2. The Political and Ecological Perspectives of Gandhi and Habermas 3. Civil Disobedience to Suicide Terrorism -- Such a Long Journey Part II: Dalit History: Explorations into the Idea of Fraternity 4. Dalit-bahujan Rationality and the Persistence of Blood Sacrifice 5. Caste and the Issue of Radical Alterity 6. Social Suffering and Salvation: The Relevance of The Buddha and His Dhamma Part III: Islamic Feminism: Mixed Discourse of Faith and Justice 7. Notes on the Veil, the Harem and Polygamy in Contemporary Islamic Cultures 8. 'Applying Laws to Their Advantage': Muslim Women Debate Faith, Gender and Citizenship. Bibliography. About the Authors. Index
V. Geetha is a writer and translator. She is Editor at Tara Books. Nalini Rajan is at Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.