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Introduction

Mushirul Hasan

in From Pluralism to Separatism: Qasbas in Colonial Awadh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693232
eISBN:
9780199081882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693232.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book explores the history of the Kidwais, a small but well-known family in Awadh who lived in a little village called Masauli and its neighbouring areas in Bara Banki district in the United ... More


Negotiating Identities: The Local and the National

Mushirul Hasan

in From Pluralism to Separatism: Qasbas in Colonial Awadh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693232
eISBN:
9780199081882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693232.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

The men of Masauli and Baragaon used to be great storytellers, but people rarely talk about them nowadays. The family archives were destroyed when police conducted raids at the height of ... More


A Family Saga

Mushirul Hasan

in From Pluralism to Separatism: Qasbas in Colonial Awadh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693232
eISBN:
9780199081882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693232.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

Wilayat Ali Kidwai and his group belonged to a new social group among Muslims in Awadh. The group, which was influential in parts of the United Provinces, downplayed religion as an impediment to ... More


In Allah’s Own Country

Mushirul Hasan

in From Pluralism to Separatism: Qasbas in Colonial Awadh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693232
eISBN:
9780199081882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693232.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Kidwais were part of the Islamic service gentry and operated beyond the local boundaries. They transmitted ilm-e deen (knowledge of Islam) through khanqahs, mosques, and madaris and provided a ... More


Political Activism in Lucknow and its Neighbourhood

Mushirul Hasan

in From Pluralism to Separatism: Qasbas in Colonial Awadh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693232
eISBN:
9780199081882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693232.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

In 1877, Awadh was annexed to the neighbouring North-Western Provinces, which heightened the anxieties of Lakhnavis. This despite the fact that the ensuing changes had little effect on their city’s ... More


The Political and the Sufic Wilayat

Raziuddin Aquil

in Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685121
eISBN:
9780199081325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Sufis played an important role in shaping the politics and society of the Afghan dominion. Based on the contemporary and near-contemporary Sufi texts, including the tazkiras (biographical ... More


The Caliphate of Al-Mutawakkil (847–861)

Andrew Marsham

in Rituals of Islamic Monarchy: Accession and Succession in the First Muslim Empire

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625123
eISBN:
9780748653157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625123.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the caliphate of al-Mutawwakil. It discusses the accession of al-Mutawwakil after the death of al-Wāthiq. The first years of al-Mutawwakil's witnessed the demise of all the ... More


The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

A. Moin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160377
eISBN:
9780231504713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160377.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

At the end of the sixteenth century and the turn of the first Islamic millennium, the powerful Mughal emperor Akbar declared himself the most sacred being on earth. The holiest of all saints and ... More


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