At the new academic research website Pod Academy, Jeremy Seabrook discusses his new book, People Without History: India’s Muslim Ghettos, with Caspar Melville, editor of the New Humanist. The website describes the interview:
Jeremy Seabrook describes life in Muslim communities in the slums of Kolkata, and paints a powerful and shocking picture of people who have suffered centuries of expropriation, loss, driven migration and involuntary separations and now find themselves at the wrong end of globalisation.
Visit Pod Academy to listen to the interview.
India’s Muslim Ghettos
Jeremy Seabrook and Imran Ahmed Siddiqui
An elegantly written study of Muslims living in the Indian Ghetto of Kolkata, showing that religious radicalisation does not closely follow poverty.
“In the poor Muslim bustis of Kolkata, where ‘India Shining’ remains a cruel mirage, and ‘Communism’ equals urban renewal, Seabrook and Siddiqui chronicle dreams betrayed by history. In the most profound sense, this book is a voyage of solidarity that tells truth to the lies of globalization and Islamophobia.” – Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums