CONTENTS:- Preface. I. The new India. II. Indian Muslims' priorities: 1. Muslims and the scientific education. 2. education: key to all success. 3. Model minority: the Asian American example. 4. A story of outstanding success. 5. Muslims and the press. III. Muslims in the post-independence era. IV. Cure for communalism: 1. Why do Muslims feel insecure? 2. Patience and piety. 3. Tackling the root cause. 4. The correct approach. V. Mandir-Masjid issue: 1. The position of the Mosque in Islam. 2. Muslims and the Mosque. 3. Ayodhya's sole solution. 4. Opinion poll by MARG. 5. Co-existence of religions in India. 6. Hindu-Muslim dialogue. 7. Towards peace and harmony. VI. Minorities in India and the national mainstream. VII. Islam and peace: 1. Islam in the present age. 2. Religious freedom and self defence. 3. In the shadow of swords! 4. Religious harmony.
The book analyses that uptill now Muslims have tended to attribute their problems to prejudice and discrimination and to waste the better part of their time and energy in railing against offenders who often exist only in their own imaginations. What the author has to say is simply that it is high time they changed their way of thinking and devoted themselves wholeheartedly to the process of self-reconstruction.