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Delhi in Historical Perspectives

K. A. Nizami

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190124007
eISBN:
9780190991913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124007.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Social History

The fascinating and chequered history of Delhi through the centuries has been a popular subject among authors. Yet, only a few other than K.A. Nizami record in rich detail the cultural, social, ... More


The Modes: Another Genealogy of Critique

Irfan Ahmad

in Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635095
eISBN:
9781469635101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635095.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter scripts an alternative genealogy of critique—tanqīd/naqd—in the Islamicate traditions of South Asia in Urdu. Building on the works of Martin Bernal, Michael Herzfeld, and John Keane, it ... More


The Linkages between Social Change and Urdu Literature: From 1850s till 1920s

Rakhshanda Jalil

in Liking Progress, Loving Change: A Literary History of the ProgressiveWriters' Movement in Urdu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198096733
eISBN:
9780199082841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096733.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter links the burst of political consciousness unleashed by the events of 1857 with the heightened social consciousness reflected in the Urdu literature of the late nineteenth century. It ... More


Ghalib’s Delhi

K. A. Nizami

in Delhi in Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190124007
eISBN:
9780190991913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124007.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History, Social History

The events of 1857 were a dramatic break in the life of Delhi and of its most celebrated poet, Ghalib. Although Delhi had seen many vicissitudes of fortune through its chequered history, each new ... More


Shakhsiyāt as Intellectual Exemplars: Bilgramis and Rudaulvis in Indian and Muslim History

M. Raisur Rahman

in Locale, Everyday Islam, and Modernity: Qasbah Towns and Muslim Life in Colonial India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199455225
eISBN:
9780199085422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199455225.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Nothing illustrates a qasbah better than the intellectual role models that they produced. In order to showcase the centrality of qasbahs to Indian social and Islamic life, this chapter delves into ... More


Indian Homoeroticism

Hoshang Merchant

in Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465965
eISBN:
9780199086962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465965.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The prologue begins with modern India and goes back to ancient and medieval India. Along with monogamy, the concept of homosexuality was introduced in India by guilt-ridden Christianity. Muslim ... More


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