Alumnus and CSASP Associate Raphael Susewind publishes monograph: Being Muslim and Working for Peace. Ambivalence and Ambiguity in Gujarat
2009-10 Alumnus and CSASP Associate Raphael Susewind has recently published his first monograph entitled: Being Muslim and Working for Peace. Ambivalence and Ambiguity in Gujarat. New Delhi: Sage, 2013.
In this study, Susewind analyses the various ways through which Muslim peace activists in Gujarat, India, link their beliefs and sense of belonging to their politics - and how their activism in form transforms their Muslim-ness. In their systematic similarities and differences, "faith-based actors", "secular technocrats", "emancipating women" and "doubting professionals" illustrate the diversity of Muslim civil society and Muslims in civil society. This not least clarifies our understanding of ambivalence and ambiguity as two distinct (if related) manifestations of religion in and after violent conflict.
The book comes with an interactive online supplement and an activist's commentary as a post-script; the hardcopy itself is available in India directly from Sage, also from Amazon US and UK, and everywhere in your trusted offline bookstore. Review copies are available with the relevant journals.