Negotiating Cultural Vulnerabilities in Nazia Erum's 'Mothering a Muslim'

SANJIDA PARVEEN

Abstract


India has always been a site of multi-cultural ethos and pluralist essences. In the light of burgeoning right-wing political influences,  this study aims to investigate the literary repercussions of such circumstances in the contemporary period. For this purpose, the article focuses on a close reading of the non-fiction Mothering a Muslim in order to understand the socio-cultural nuances of growing up as a minority kid in India. The alienation of Muslim children as ‘other’ and pushing them to the periphery is a subject of grave concern and must be addressed at the very onset. In order to address the issue, public spaces such as schools must be more secular in its true sense and more accommodating in actions. 


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othering; alienation; marginalization; identity crisis

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