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I belong to two circles of equal size, but which are not concentric. One is India, and the other is the Muslim world.

--- Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar

I am a Muslim and profoundly conscious of the fact that I have inherited Islam's glorious tradition of the last fourteen hundred years. I am not prepared to lose even a small part of that legacy. The history and teachings of Islam, its arts and letters, its culture and civilization are part of my wealth and it is my duty to cherish and guard them. But, with all these feelings, I have another equally deep realization, born out of my life's experience which is strengthened and not hindered by the Islamic spirit. I am equally proud of the fact that I am an Indian, an essential part of the indivisible unity of the Indian nationhood, a vital factor in its total makeup, without which this noble edifice will remain incomplete.

--- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

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A Mirsab [Maharashtra]
Vanya Mehta [rowing reporter]
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Nivedita Khandekar [New Delhi]

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Advocate Seema Rao, BA, LLB (H), Practices at Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court.

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Editorial policy?

We do not necessarily agree to everything that you will find on these pages. We publish articles that will look at an issue from many different perspective to empower our informed readers to draw their own conclusion.

We will not publish articles that are racist, sexist or make baseless allegation against a person or community.

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I make no claim, therefore, that my account is either comprehensive or objective, let alone that it is the authoritative and definitive account of what happened ... Like all account it is partial, in the twin senses of being both incomplete and one-sided, and that partiality is inescapably mine. Nevertheless, while I cannot avoid imposing myself as a screen between the people ... and the reader, I am consoled by the thought that without my intervention few people would ever hear their voices... at all.

This is not because [they] are incapable of speaking for themselves. Far from it: they are as eloquent as anyone else. But inequalities in the distribution of power, wealth, and the technologies of communication virtually guarantee that, without the intervention of someone like myself, they would be heard only within a very narrow horizon.

Language

We have writers and contributors sitting in different corners of the world and therefore you will find different styles of language in our articles and stories. You will find US, UK, and Indian English on the pages of TwoCircles.net. We make no attempt to make it one standard, it is a reflection of our international readership and writers pool.

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All articles and stories written by TwoCircles.net staff and freelancers are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Frequently Asked Questions

Editorial policy?

We do not necessarily agree to everything that you will find on these pages. We publish articles that will look at an issue from many different perspective to empower our informed readers to draw their own conclusion.

We will not publish articles that is racist, sexist or makes baseless allegation against a person or community.

Financial backing

We are helped by many individuals and organizations who support us financially, by resources and time.

Impartiality

We couldn't say it better than these words of James Brow :

I make no claim, therefore, that my account is either comprehensive or objective, let alone that it is the authoritative and definitive account of what happened ... Like all account it is partial, in the twin senses of being both incomplete and one-sided, and that partiality is inescapably mine. Nevertheless, while I cannot avoid imposing myself as a screen between the people ... and the reader, I am consoled by the thought that without my intervention few people would ever hear their voices... at all.

This is not because [they] are incapable of speaking for themselves. Far from it: they are as eloquent as anyone else. But inequalities in the distribution of power, wealth, and the technologies of communication virtually guarantee that, without the intervention of someone like myself, they would be heard only within a very narrow horizon.

Language

We have writers and contributors sitting in different corners of the world and therefore you will find different styles of language in our articles and stories. You will find US, UK, and Indian English on the pages of TwoCircles.net. We make no attempt to make it one standard, it is a reflection of our international readership and writers pool.

Terms of Use


Creative Commons License


All articles and stories written by TwoCircles.net staff and freelancers are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Honors

The small effort by TwoCircles.net is appreciated by many.


Parisar: a forum of progressive students

I have found a very good website on issues of Muslim people of india. I think it is a very good effort, since the gap between Muslim and non muslim masses has widened to its extreme in the post 92 period. Here is the link – TwoCircles.net

http://parisar.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/link-on-muslim-india/


Dr. Yoginder Sikand

Twocircles.net, the leading Indian Muslim news and features web site.


AnIndianMuslim.com : award winning blog

"Read and Watch Azamgarh Speaks, an extraordinary special series on Twocircles.Net that reveals the various aspects of Azamgarh and Muslims."

http://www.anindianmuslim.com/2009/01/azamgarh-ulema-residents-charter.html


Islamic Voice: Monthly magazine from Bangalore

www.twocircles.net Informative Indian Muslim Website

www.twocircles.net is probably the most informative, useful and enlightening Indian Muslim site on the Internet. It covers a host of issues related to the Indian Muslims, including education, culture, politics, history and economics. Subscription is entirely free. All you need to do is fill in your email id in the relevant box in the main page of the website and you can get free daily updates"

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We are a non-profit platform for the marginalized. We write about issues pertaining to Indian Muslims, dalits and tribals, not to mention women/gender and make a conscious effort to cover all such issues neglected by the main stream media.

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Please ensure the piece is not dated, the write up is coherent and the topic relevant to TwoCircles.net.

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Authors/writers are requested to preferably send in previously unpublished works. Only in some cases, we accept previously published works. The decision to accept/reject such works rests solely with the editor.
It may help if it is mentioned that the piece is sent simultaneously to several other news organisations.
The general word length should range between 1,000-1,400 words. In rare cases, it may be a two-part write up if the topic deserves it.
The submission should be accompanied with two lines bio of the author.
Attach a photo related to the content, if not suggest a photo idea to go with it.

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