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Muslims in India and China

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter scrutinizes some of the elements of the “minoritization” of Muslims in India and China. Indian Muslims have a history that gives them a centrality in processes of state formation in ... More


Chapter 4. Partition and Beyond: Peace, Politics, and the New India

Anna Bigelow

in Sharing the Sacred: Practicing Pluralism in Muslim North India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195368239
eISBN:
9780199867622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368239.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

According to all available sources (archives and interviews), no one in Malerkotla was killed in the interreligious violence of Partition, and most of the Muslim population remained. Explanations for ... More


Religion and Education: Theoretical Foundations

Mohd. Sanjeer Alam

in Religion, Community, and Education: The Case of Rural Bihar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076940
eISBN:
9780199080946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076940.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The question of what explains relative educational backwardness among the Muslim communities of India has remained a puzzle. Is it Islamic theology that prevents the Muslims from taking advantage of ... More


South Africa: Insecurity in Racialized Spaces

Cawo M. Abdi

in Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697380
eISBN:
9781452952376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697380.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter Three focuses on Somalis in South Africa and their ambiguous position within this racially segregated society. The analysis shows how Somalis leverage their Muslim faith to cement ties with ... More


Introduction

Saurabh Mishra

in Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Considered the epicentre of the Muslim universe, Mecca attracts hundreds of thousands of believers every year. It is this pull of Mecca which induced people to undertake difficult journeys in the ... More


Small Towns in the Political Economy The Qasbah Under Pressure

C. A. Bayly

in Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion 1770-1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077466
eISBN:
9780199081110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077466.003.0024
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the political economy of small towns in north India and the political pressure experienced by the qasbah. It suggests that the history of gentry qasbah and commercial city ... More


Moderate or Militant: Images of India's Muslims

Mushirul Hasan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695311
eISBN:
9780199081509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695311.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Though Islam and Muslims form an integral part of the rich history and culture of India, their voice in present times is a muted one. Academic discourse in the West, which is increasingly engaging ... More


Syed Ahmad Khan

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658279
eISBN:
9780199081394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Syed Ahmad Khan, whose family was closely connected to the Mughal court. The chapter begins with a section on Khan’s childhood and his decision to accept a job in the East ... More


Muhammad Iqbal: Restoring Muslim Dignity through Poetry, Philosophy and Religious Political Action1

Dayne E. Nix

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This concluding chapter details how Muhammad Iqbal aimed to re-establish Muslim dignity under the British Raj. Iqbal diagnosed a wound within the modern Muslim soul, caused by two injuries — first, a ... More


Pakistan's India Policy and Elite Perceptions of the Status of Indian Muslims

Mohammad Waseem

in International Relations Theory and South Asia: Security, Political Economy, Domestic Politics, Identities, and Images, Vol. 2

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198070801
eISBN:
9780199082759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070801.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the relevance of Pakistani elite perceptions about Indian Muslims as input into foreign policy formation. Over time, violence surrounding Partition and the divided family ... More


Let Colour Fill the Flowers, Let Breeze of Early Spring Blow *

Mushirul Hasan

in Moderate or Militant: Images of India's Muslims

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695311
eISBN:
9780199081509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695311.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter introduces the debates triggered by the writings on nationalism and communalism-on identity politics, social reforms, and the administrative definition of the Muslims as separate and ... More


Gandhi and Pan-Islamism

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter talks of Mahatma Gandhi’s support for Pan-Islamism. It suggests that no decision made by Gandhi in the course of his long political career, extending over more than fifty years, has come ... More


A Portrait of Pan-Islamism

Burak Akçapar

in People's Mission to the Ottoman Empire: M. A. Ansari and the Indian Medical Mission, 1912-13

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198099574
eISBN:
9780199084609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099574.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The chapter discusses the ideology and practice of Islamic or pan-Islamic unity in the context of the Ottomans and the Indian Muslims. It is argued that where ethnic and geopolitical interests ... More


Interpreting Islam and Modernism Nazir Ahmad

Mushirul Hasan

in A Moral Reckoning: Muslim Intellectuals in Nineteenth-Century Delhi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195691979
eISBN:
9780199081691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195691979.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

Nazir Ahmad was not only a novelist but also a versatile scholar, a gracious teacher, and a social reformer. He and Sayyid Ahmad built a reputation as defenders of the same ideal: the harmony of ... More


Prologue: Muslim Identity Formation in Neoliberal India

Maidul Islam

in Indian Muslim(s) After Liberalization

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199489916
eISBN:
9780199097197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489916.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The Prologue contextualises the socio-economic conditions of Muslim minorities in contemporary India. It points out severe income inequality as the most significant feature of contemporary India, ... More


Hindutva’s Reach Out to Muslims in the 2014 Elections: A Historical Analysis

Mohammad Reyaz

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

At the peak of the 2014 election campaign, Delhi was dotted with posters like ‘Na Doori Na Khaai, Modi Hamara Bhai’ (neither difference nor gap, Modi is our brother). These posters announcing ... More


Religion and Politics in the Everyday

Mushirul Hasan

in Between Modernity and Nationalism: Halide Edip's Encounter with Gandhi's India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063322
eISBN:
9780199080502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063322.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Halide’s views about Hindu-Muslim relations in India. In Inside India two influences are visible, Jamia and Gandhi. Generally speaking, her analysis of and conclusions on ... More


Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Chad Hillier and Basit Koshul (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

There are few moments in human history where the forces of religion, culture and politics converge to produce some of the most significant philosophical ideas in the world. India, in the early 20th ... More


Islam, Conflict and Democracy

Filali-Ansary Abdou

in The Challenge of Pluralism: Paradigms from Muslim Contexts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639694
eISBN:
9780748653195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639694.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses Islam, conflict, and democracy. It focuses on the position of many Muslims in India and aims to see what lessons can be extrapolated from there. While it may be surprising to ... More


Muslim Women’s Education in Myanmar

Phyu Phyu Oo

in Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461202
eISBN:
9780199086979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461202.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides original insights based on field research and the author’s personal experience as a woman growing up in the Indian Muslim community in urban Myanmar. This chapter charts the ... More


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