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Being Muslim in South Asia
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Being Muslim in South Asia: Diversity and Daily Life

Robin Jeffrey and Sen Ronojoy

Abstract

The 500 million Muslims who live in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka constitute roughly one-third of the world’s Muslims. Their lives in the twenty-first century are challenging and diverse. Too often in recent years, they have been unfairly associated with terrorism, as anyone with a Muslim name who has passed through a Western airport will attest. But South Asian Muslims do what other people do: they educate their children, earn livings, travel widely, discuss their faith, settle disputes, arrange marriages, cope with politics, struggle with governments, and support football teams. ... More

Keywords: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, modernity, democracy, secularism, religious belief, religious education, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198092063
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092063.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Jeffrey, editor
Visiting Research Professor, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Sen Ronojoy, editor
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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