Institute of Islamic Studies 
and 
Centre for Study of Society and Secularism
 

Asghar Ali Engineer is a rights activist and heads the two organisations, Institute of Islamic Studies and Centre for Study of Society and Secularism. He has authored or edited 44 books on such  issues  as  Islam and communal and ethnic problems in India and South Asia in general.

The Bohras by Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer is available again. The Bohras is a classical work by Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer. It is the exhaustive treatment of the Bohra beliefs, history of the Fatimid empire in Egypt, their conversion in India, the history of the Bohra Da`is in Yemen and India and also the history of the reform movement in the community. Number of pages 335. It is available in hardbound for only Rs.250/- in India. Postage extra. For foreign countries it will be available for US$15. Please order your copies early. Those who order 5 or more copies will be given concession of rupees 50 per copy.
S.Insaf,
Central Board of Dawoodi Bohra Community 
9-B Himalaya Apartment, 6th Road, Santacruz East, 
Bombay-400055.
Phone number:6149668-6630085.

Link to a website set up for Dr. Engineer by Professor Rahmat Tavakol in the Rutgers University system.

May 2003: The Centre for Study of Society and Secularism  has launched a new website at www.csss-isla.com


ON RELIGIOUS AND INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE CONVERSION AND ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANS INDO-PAKFRIENDSHIP - A NEW TURN ISLAM ON THE EVE OF THE 21ST CENTURY
COMPOSITE CULTURE - CELEBRATION OF INDIAN UNITY POLITICS OF VIOLENCE THE CONCEPT OF ISLAMIC STATE ONE YEAR OF THE BJP GOVERNMENT AND THE MINORITIES
KOSOVO AND NATO BOMBING DEMOCRACY AND ITS PROBLEMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES RECONSTRUCTION OF ISLAMIC THOUGHT DEMEANING SECULARISM
ISLAM AND SECULARISM MUSLIM WOMEN AND MAINTENANCE  INDIAN MUSLIMS AND EDUCATION WHAT I BELIEVE
MEDIA AND MINORITIES MINORITIESAND KARGIL CONFLICT ISLAM AND PLURALISM  MEDIA AND MINORITIES
PAKISTAN, JIHAD AND ETHNICITY THE MINORITIES AND THE COMING ELECTIONS ON METHODOLOGY OF UNDERSTANDING QUR'AN   ISLAMIC ETHIC 
COMMUNALISM AND COMMUNAL VIOLENCE--1999  THE PAKISTANI TEXT BOOKS AND HATRED AGAINST INDIA  THE BJP AND ITS ROOTS IN GUJRAT  SIGHTING OF MOON AND PROBLEMS OF MUSLIM CALENDAR 
NATION-BUILDING IN SOUTH ASIA -- PAKISTAN  VIOLENCE IN KASHMIR AND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS  IRAN BETWEEN LIBERALISM AND ORTHODOXY  MEANING OF ISLAMIC WORSHIP
NATION STATE AND IDENTITY POLITICS THE BJP AND ITS TWENTY YEARS HUMANKIND'S RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE MUSLIMS, MODERNITY AND CHANGE
MUHAMMAD (PBUH) AS LIBERATOR KASHMIR -- CAN AUTONOMY BE A SOLUTION? MUSLIM WOMEN'S MAINTENANCE - SOME NEW JUDGEMENTS WOMEN AND PERSONAL LAW IN IRAN
THE BJP AND THE MUSLIM FACTOR ISLAM AND SECULARISM ISLAM AND MUSLIMS IN INDIA- PROBLEMS OF IDENTITY AND EXISTENCEN KASHMIR – IS PEACE POSSIBLE?
COMMUNAL RIOTS – 2000 TVAJPAYEE'S STATEMENTS AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY TRAGEDY OF KERBALA AND IMPORTANCE OF MARTYRDOMSS THE RSS – AN EVALUATION FROM THE MINORITY PERSPECTIVE
ISLAM AND MUSLIMS IN INDIA- PROBLEMS OF IDENTITY AND EXISTENCE ON ABSENCE OF DEMOCRACY IN MUSLIM WORLD KANPUR RIOTS – A WAKE UP CALL ON METHODOLOGY OF UNDERSTANDING QUR’AN
MUSLIM MIDDLE CLASS AND ITS ROLE MUSLIM WOMEN AND FAR REACHING CHANGES IN BANGLADESH INDONESIA – A COUNTRY IN TURMOIL CAN VEIL BE ENFORCED?
ATTACK ON WORLD TRADE CENTRE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON DEVELOPING THEOLOGY OF PEACE IN ISLAM MINGLING OF THE TWO OCEANS- HINDUISM AND ISLAM CLASH OF TERRORS?
PLURALITY OR POLARITY? ON THE CONCEPT OF COMPASSION IN ISLAM MALEGAON  RIOTS – A New Era of Violence? IS CONFEDERATION IN SOUTH ASIA POSSIBLE?
A BRIEF SURVEY OF COMMUNAL SITUATION IN THE POST  BABRI- DEMOLITION PERIOD ON THE MULTILAYERED CONCEPT OF JIHAD COMMUNAL RIOTS – 2001 ISLAMIC WORLD AND CRISIS OF MODERNISM 
A NEW APPROACH FOR ISLAMIC WORLD NEEDED THE POLITICAL UNIVERSE OF ISLAM DEFEAT OF BJP IS DEFEAT OF COMMUNALISM ON SUFI APPROACH TO ISLAM
BJP’S RIOT - FREE INDIA MINORITIES CANNOT BE AT THE MERCY OF RSS THE TRAGEDY OF KARBALA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS GUJRAT – AN AREA OF DARKNESS
ALL IS NOT LOST IN GUJRAT MYTHS ABOUT MUSLIMS AND THE GUJRAT CARNAGE DA‘WAH OR DIALOGUE  ROLE OF POLICE IN GUJRAT CARNAGE
COMMUNAL VIOLENCE AND ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO ISLAM BOMBAY HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT – A LANDMARK JUDGEMENT ON TALAQ  NO ELECTION IN GUJRAT FOR NOW PLEASE
ISLAM, GLOBALISATION AND FUNDAMENTALISMS ROLE OF RELIGION IN SECULAR SOCIETY  POLITICS, VALUE-ORIENTED, NOT POWER-ORIENTED INTELLECTUAL APPROACH TO ISLAM 
ISLAM AND THE CONCEPT OF KAFIR ON ROOTS OF COMMUNAL VIOLENCE A NEW BEGINNING IN KASHMIR RECENT RIOTS IN MAHARASHTRA
ISLAM AND NATIONALISM THE BJP AND GUJRAT ELECTIONS  TRUTH ABOUT GUJRAT CARNAGE -CONCERNED CITIZENS’  TRIBUNAL’S REPORT ON GUJRAT SHARI ‘AH PUNISHMENTS (HUDUD LAWS) AND NATION-STATES
THE BJP SWEEP IN GUJARAT- A MOMENT OF REFLECTION FOR IND FUNDAMENTALISM AND TERRORISM RELIGION AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE AMBEDKAR, MUSLIMS AND PARTITION
COMMUNAL RIOTS -2002 HINDUTVA AND MINORITIES INDIAN MUSLIMS  -- MYTH AND REALITY ONE YEAR OF GUJARAT'S SHAME
IS SECULARISM DEAD IN INDIA? THE ROLE OF ULAMA IN FREEDOM STRUGGLE AMERICAN AGGRESSION AGAINST IRAQ -- WHO
IS TERRORIST?
ON SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNALISM
NO JUSTICE NANAVATI, WHAT YOU SAY IS NOT CORRECT RELIGION AND COMMUNALISM MUSLIM WOMEN ON THE MOVE JUSTICE ABORTED IN GUJARAT
UNIFORM CIVIL CODE OR LEGAL PLURALISM FUTURE OF SECULARUSM IN INDIA ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS AND TEMPLE BOMB BLAST, COMMUNAL VIOLENCE AND SECULAR INDIA

 

Institute of Islamic Studies, 
9B, Himalya Apts, 
1st Floor, 6th Rd,
Santacruz (E), Mumbai:- 400 055. 
India.
Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, 
Irene Cottage, Second Floor, 
4th Road, Santacruz (E), 
Mumbai:- 400 055, Ph:- 91-22-6149668, 6153489. 
India.



 
 



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