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Disingenuous and disconnected
Reviewed in India on 25 January 2021
Although the author is very discerning with his sources, the book turned more fictitious than factual as it couldn't hold on to the central theme. Reading this book with chapters as short as 3 page gave me sense of disconnect all the time. I couldn't get into the flow as the author continues to vacillate between topics, often repeating the same thing over and over again without actually saying anything. I do appreciate the effort taken in building the narrative of Islam having several sects with different agendas within them namely "dar ul harb and dar ul islam"
I however wish Mr Sanjay dixit could abstract some of this knowledge in a more lucid format.
Most of the times the books handles very complex topic without any context and expects the reader to somehow understand them.
Author has copy pasted, as student would during his exams, verbatim from various acts and letters.
I was left with a sense of hollowness as I completed reading it.
I do however appreciate the fact that the book brought out some pertinent facts especially publishing the resignation letter of Mr. Jogendranath Mandal and Mr Ambedkar's views on Islam. I also agree with the author that Islam is not always religion of peace. It is rather like a political, like communist with a party line which no one can cross. Muslim also have ability to quickly organise themselves and unleash hell. This is unlike all other religions. Also the religion has hardly undergone any reform like Christianity or Hinduism thus they still yearn for an reactionary era. This makes them unfit candidates for democracy, as their soul aim is religious domination through Sharia.