Islam in History and Politics: Perspectives from South Asia

Paperback | June 15, 2008

byAsim Roy

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The book discusses the meaning of Islam and Muslim community and the changing nature of Muslim consciousness, from the colonial state to near contemporary times in South Asia. It canvasses the background dynamics which were variously involved and played out in the Partition of India in 1947and demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 respectively. The volume has contributions from some very distinguished academicians like Francis Robinson, Ian Copland, I.J. Catanach, Hew McLeod, Javeed Alam, Kate Britlebank, etc.

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The book discusses the meaning of Islam and Muslim community and the changing nature of Muslim consciousness, from the colonial state to near contemporary times in South Asia. It canvasses the background dynamics which were variously involved and played out in the Partition of India in 1947and demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 resp...

Asim Roy is Professor, School of History and Classics, University of Tasmania.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195698363

ISBN - 13:9780195698367

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PrefaceIntroduction1. Francis Robinson: Religions Change and the Self in Muslim South Asia Since 18002. Javeed Alam: The Composite Culture and its Historiography3. Asim Roy: Impact of Islamic Revival and Reform in Colonial Bengal and Bengal Muslim Identity: A Revisit4. Kate Brittlebank: Islamic Responses to the Fall of Srirangapattana and the Death of Tipu Sultan (1799)5. I.J. Catanach: South Asian Muslims and the Plague 1896 - c. 19146. Ian Copland: Islam and the 'Moral Economy': The Alwar Revolt of 19327. Dominique-Sila Khan and Zawahir Moir: Coexistence and Communalism the Shrine of Pirana in Gujarat8. Hew McLeod: Sikhs and Muslims in the Punjab9. Adeel Khan: Ethnicity, Islam and National Identity in Pakistan10. Samina Yasmeen: Islamization and Democratization in Pakistan: Implications for Women and Religious Minorities11. Asim Roy: Salience of Islam in South Asian Politics: Pakistan and BangladeshContributors