In the wake of constitution of a high level committee headed by Justice Rajender Sachar in the year 2005, ten organizations across the nation collaborated to fathom the socio-economic condition of Muslims and initiated a mammoth exercise which, after painstaking efforts of more than six months produced a comprehensive and valuable report - socio-economic condition of Muslims in India.
The book is divided in nine chapters: 1. preface, 2. A general profile of Indian Muslims from various sources, 3. Focus group discussion, 4. Findings of the survey, 5.Ghetoisations of Muslims: trends and consequences, 6. conclusions and recommendations, 7. appendices, 8. Questioners and 9. collaborating organizations.
In Gujarat I was team leader of the team which surveyed urban as well as rural Muslim populace and collected extensive data which later became part of the report. I selected certain villages with specific background. One of them was Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Nagar, post-quake settlement in Kutch. It was a glaring example of caste-community based discrimination even in a settlement.
(Collaborating organizations: Al-Fazal (Gujarat), Aman Sadbhavna Abhiyan (Bihar), Aman Samuday (Gujarat), ANHAD (Delhi), National Muslim Women Welfare Society, People Research Society, Prayas – Institute for Social Development, Shaheen Women’s Research and Welfare Association, Jagrut Mahila Sanstha Parcham, Mangal Jyoti Mahila Evam Bal Vikas Sanstha)