SY Quraishi reveals the truth about Our numbers & Their numbers
Nested within that large number of 1.38 billion people who comprise a country called India are other counts reflecting the presence of innumerable communities. From these, two particular sets of numbers need to be disentangled: those of Hindus in India, and those of Muslims. The populations of the two communities have become a source of manufactured anxiety at a mass level. In a profound sense, they have come to define the communally polarised politics of our times.