Indias Islamic Traditions, 711-1750: Themes in Indian History

Paperback | September 28, 2006

EditorRichard M. Eaton

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For a thousand years before the advent of British power, a great variety of Islamic traditions appeared in India - letters and conversations of Sufis, vernacular epics, visual arts, qawwali music, commentaries on the Qur'an, historical chronicles, romance literature, folk ballads, and muchmore. The essays in this book-some of them classics, some written especially for inclusion here - place such traditions in their historical contexts, and address some basic questions in relation to Islam. The first part of the volume explores the different ways in which Muslims and non-Muslimsrepresented each other across ten centuries of India's history, and the historical circumstances that shaped these various representations. The second part examines how Islamic traditions were related to the exercise of power, during the long period of Muslim rule over much of India. The third andfourth parts focus on particular genres of Islamic traditions - history, romance literature, law, and Sufi and Shi'i traditions. The final part looks at how Islamic traditions moulded, and were moulded by, the unique cultures of particular regions in South Asia. Part of the prestigious 'Themes inIndian History' series, this reader will benefit students and teachers of medieval Indian history and religious studies, as well as informed general readers interested in the Islamic heritage of the subcontinent.

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For a thousand years before the advent of British power, a great variety of Islamic traditions appeared in India - letters and conversations of Sufis, vernacular epics, visual arts, qawwali music, commentaries on the Qur'an, historical chronicles, romance literature, folk ballads, and muchmore. The essays in this book-some of them clas...

Richard M. Eaton is a Professor of History at University of Arizona, Tucson.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.87 inPublished:September 28, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019568334X

ISBN - 13:9780195683349

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