Zareer Masani

There was no golden age for Muslims in Nehru’s India

Under the much-vaunted new secularism, Muslims were treated as second-class citizens at best - and were often the victims of mass pogroms

Muslim families flee for refuge in the fort of Purana Qila on the outskirts of New Delhi in September 1947, after rumours of an imminent attack on the Jama Masjid mosque. [Getty Images]

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Zareer Masani
Dr Zareer Masani is a historian and the author of Macaulay: Britain's Liberal Imperialist. He is on the advisory panel of Policy Exchange’s History Matters Project

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