I cannot put a date to exactly when it happened, but gradually, over many years, people around me began to identify me as “Muslim.” This was “new” and, I suppose, the beginning of a process which placed me with the “Other.” Firaq Gorakhpuri has a wonderful couplet to describe the phenomenon: “It needed prescience but…

via The Indian Muslim’s agony of being the “other” among our own — Quartz

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