Abdul Kader Mukadam
Abdul Kader Mukadam, as a protagonist of progressive ideology and values, has always been actively associated with a number of social organisations committed to the propagation of these values. He is associated with the Muslim Satya Shodhak Mandal, the first progressive movement of Muslims in India, and is a founder-member of Muslims for Secular Democracy. He regularly contributes articles to newspapers and periodicals on the subject of the problems of Indian Muslims and has participated in debates on this subject on All India Radio and on television. He has presented research papers at seminars organised by Bombay University, Pune University, and Surat University. His areas of interest include Sufism and the politics of the Middle East. He is the author of several books in Marathi: Problems of Indian Muslims, The story of Indian Muslims, and Chandrakorichya Chhayet (In the Shade of the Crescent). A compilation of some of his articles, which have appeared in newspapers and periodicals, has also been published.