The Demographic Siege

The Demographic Siege

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Author: Koenraad Elst
Publisher: Voice of India
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 55
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788185990507


In today's India, demography is a hot item, not just because of the economic and ecological burden of overpopulation, but even more because of the differential between Hindus and Muslims with its real or perceived political implications.

India's secularists admit the fact of Muslim demographic expansion but offer as their explanation that is all due to Muslim poverty. But Kerala refutes the argument by showing a higher birth rate among Muslims, who have a high level of education and a relatively higher standard of living.

To a modernist outsider, there is something quaint and unreal about this alternative: either islamizing or hinduizing India.