Muslim peace activists in post-conflict Gujarat experience the `ambivalence of the sacred' as a personal dynamic; as faith-based actors, secular technocrats, emancipating women and doubting professionals, they struggle for a better future in diverse and sometimes surprising ways. By taking their diversity seriously, my book sharpens the distinction between ambivalence and ambiguity, and provides fresh perspectives on religion and politics in India today. This website in turn provides some additional material such as an interactive visualization of the typology. Have a look at the menu to your left - and buy the book from my favorite book store (which ships for free within Germany), from Amazon, or directly from SAGE India...

Raphael Susewind, Summer 2012