Love jihad in India’s moral imaginaries: religion, kinship, and citizenship in late liberalism

  title={Love jihad in India’s moral imaginaries: religion, kinship, and citizenship in late liberalism},
  author={David J. Strohl},
  journal={Contemporary South Asia},
  pages={27 - 39}
ABSTRACT This paper examines moral panics about love jihad in contemporary India. Since 2009, right-wing Hindu activists have alleged that members of the Muslim community are conspiring to marry Hindu women, convert them to Islam, and have Muslim children. Love jihad, according to these activists, threatens to both make Hindus a minority and, consequently, undermine the Hindu religion. I argue that moral panics about love jihad not only serve to marginalize Muslims as ‘bad citizens,’ but also… 
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