Invisible Muslim Bharat.

On a Sunday afternoon in Sayeed Nagar, Pune I follow a friend into the back lanes of a Muslim Neighborhood as he head to buy meat. Beef was clearly one third the cost of goat meat, affordable for low income India. My friend is a caste Hindu. I saw an Abaya store after a year and beef was sold openly in a homogeneous space. These are invisible spaces of a public which are hidden behind residential townships that are inhabited by NRI investors and the IT Elite. Yet, these low income minority areas are valuable to the mainstream as votebanks.

The Beef Shop.
The Abaya Shop.

I could not imagine any savarnas to be here. There are multitudes in every city.