There has been a continuous debate over the issue of the identity of Indian Muslims which in turn is closely linked to their origin. In this context, it is important to go back and revisit the chronology of spread of Islam in India.
By Vinay Nalwa- Basant Panchami, the festival of spring when Goddess of knowledge and art is revered and prayed and which marks the onset of Spring in northern India is also a reminder of the unforgettable supreme sacrifice of fourteen-year-old Haqiqat Rai.
Noted historian Dr. KS Lal explains conclusively that how it was forced conversion and not the Hindu caste system that led to the rapid growth of Muslim population India
Noted historian Sita Ram Goel did pioneering work by bringing out a…