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Sharing the Sacred: Practicing Pluralism in Muslim North India

Anna Bigelow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195368239
eISBN:
9780199867622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368239.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sacred and civic spaces in religiously plural communities are peacefully shared all the time, yet we rarely hear about such places. This book is a finely grained study of Malerkotla, an Indian town ... More


Chapter 2. The Nawabs: Good, Bad, and Ugly

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/9780195368239.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The saint’s descendants became the ruling nawabs, several of whom had an enduring effect on Malerkotla. Their legacies will be discussed with a particular focus on Nawab Sher Muhammad Khan, who spoke ... More


Chapter 3. Before Partition: Challenges to the Plural Kingdom

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/9780195368239.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Immediately before Partition in 1947 Malerkotla underwent several periods of interreligious turmoil. From the 1920s to the 1940s, that challenged the popular image of the town as an island of peace. ... More


Chapter 6. Practicing Pluralism: Getting Along in Malerkotla

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/9780195368239.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious diversity has always been a part of life in Malerkotla. That situation has not always been handled with grace. Several significant examples of communal conflict — wars, demonstrations, ... More


Post-Partition Pluralism: Placing Islam In Indian Punjab

Anna Bigelow

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0056
Subject:
History, Indian History

Punjab is often treated in both media and scholarship as a perennially conflicted region, but this is only a fraction of a more complex story of coexistence between multiple religious groups. Among ... More


The Crucible of Peace: Pluralism and Community in Muslim Punjab

Anna Bigelow

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198081685
eISBN:
9780199097661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198081685.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History, History of Religion

This chapter presents an example of successful religious coexistence, the case of the Punjabi princely state of Malerkotla, which between 1923 and 1940 encountered a series of disputes concerning the ... More


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