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 When Women Recite: “Music” and Islamic Immigrant Experience

Regula Burckhardt Qureshi

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

By focusing on the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (milad) by South Asian Muslim women in Edmonton, Canada, this chapter refocuses the usual consideration of Islam as public and ... More


Alexander Sikanda r

Phiroze Vasunia

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Sikandar (1941), an Indian film about Alexander the Great, and situates it within broader contexts of colonialism and nationalism. It considers how cinema's engagement with the ... More


Natasha Almas Fell: Identity

Wahida Shaffi (ed.)

in Our stories, our lives: Inspiring Muslim women's voices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424105
eISBN:
9781447302889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424105.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes the story of Natasha Almas Fell. She is 14 years old and wants to be an extreme-sports instructor, a marine biologist, or a Charlie's Angel. Natasha considers herself Muslim ... More


Migrant Sufis and Sacred Space

Nile Green

in Making Space: Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077961
eISBN:
9780199080991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077961.003.0019
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter surveys the widespread phenomenon of the migrant Sufi saint in South Asian history. It examines how non-Indian origins were important to the success of Sufis and how these holy migrants ... More


Re-membering History at the Shrines of Aurangabad

Nile Green

in Making Space: Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077961
eISBN:
9780199080991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077961.003.0036
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter draws on the oral traditions preserved at Sufi shrines in south India to show how the shrines serve as concrete anchors of historical memory that preserve the past into the present. ... More


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

Irfan Ahmad

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635095
eISBN:
9781469635101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635095.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Irfan Ahmad makes the far-reaching argument that potent systems and modes for self-critique as well as critique of others are inherent in Islam—indeed, critique is integral to its fundamental tenets ... More


When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Scott Kugle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Two poets lived separate lives in the Deccan during the eighteenth century. Comparing them, this book illustrates the complexity of gender, sexuality, and religious practice in Islamic culture. Shah ... More


Visions and Re-visions of Karbala

Syed Akbar Hyder

in Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195373028
eISBN:
9780199851973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373028.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the texts and contexts of the majlis by reflecting on commemorations by Shii Muslims. It discusses the aesthetics of the majlis by focusing on Karbala’s contribution to Urdu ... More


The Language of Secular Islam: Urdu Nationalism and Colonial India

Kavita Datla

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836092
eISBN:
9780824871208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836092.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

During the turbulent period prior to colonial India's partition and independence, Muslim intellectuals in Hyderabad sought to secularize and reformulate their linguistic, historical, religious, and ... More


Locating Urdu: Deccani, Hindustani, and Urdu

Kavita Saraswathi Datla

in The Language of Secular Islam: Urdu Nationalism and Colonial India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836092
eISBN:
9780824871208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836092.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the question of the Urdu language and the modernizing agendas of the Muslim intellectuals associated with Osmania University by taking a closer look at their activities outside ... More


Complex Aspectual Structure in Hindi/Urdu

MIRIAM BUTT and GILLIAN RAMCHAND

in The Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Interpretation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280445
eISBN:
9780191712845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280445.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines two types of complex verbal predication in Hindi/Urdu, and argues that the language internal diagnostics support a constructionalist view of lexical meaning. It first shows ... More


Urdu

A. G. Noorani

in The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670561
eISBN:
9780199080618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670561.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter presents several documents focusing on the state of Urdu. The documents included show how Urdu has been discouraged; pleas of eminent Muslims before the Constituent Assembly to use ... More


Language, Literature, and Publicity

Francesca Orsini

in The Hindi Public Sphere 1920–1940: Language and Literature in the Age of Nationalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062202
eISBN:
9780199081431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062202.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

Since the nineteenth century, language and literature had been the subject of intense debates about the progress and reform of India. In the context of Hindi, such arguments gave rise to a cultural ... More


Hindi Publishing in Colonial Lucknow: Gender, Genre, and Visuality in the Creation of a Literary 'Canon'

Shobna Nijhawan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199488391
eISBN:
9780199095834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199488391.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Investigating the emergence of Hindi publishing in colonial Lucknow, long a stronghold of Urdu and Persian literary culture, Shobna Nijhawan offers a detailed study of literary activities emerging ... More


Print and the Urdu Public: Muslims, Newspapers, and Urban Life in Colonial India

Megan Eaton Robb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190089375
eISBN:
9780190089405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190089375.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

In early twentieth-century British India, prior to the arrival of digital medias and after the rise of nationalist political movements, a small-town paper from the margins became a key node for an ... More


Emotions and Modernity in Colonial India: From Balance to Fervor

Margrit Pernau

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199497775
eISBN:
9780190990831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199497775.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

With this pioneering project, Margrit Pernau brings the ‘history of emotions’ approach to South Asian studies. A theoretically sophisticated and erudite investigation, Emotions and Modernity in ... More


The New Woman

Margrit Pernau

in Ashraf into Middle Classes: Muslims in Nineteenth-century Delhi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092285
eISBN:
9780199082582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092285.003.0013
Subject:
History, Indian History

Discussions of women’s behaviour were never concerned exclusively with women; rather, they were central to the definition of an identity and the creation of a community which also included men. This ... More


My ‘Parsi English’

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/9780199465965.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

There is incipient nationalism plus xenophobic racism in all languages. The linguistic misprisons of a Parsi child in the English kindergarten are detailed. Bilingualism allows the linkage of one ... More


Al-Huda Onsite and Online: Teacher-Learners and Students in North America

Usha Sanyal

in Scholars of Faith: South Asian Muslim Women and the Embodiment of Religious Knowledge

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190120801
eISBN:
9780199099900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120801.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In Chapter 8 I discuss how concretely social change occurs at the level of the everyday among a geographically dispersed set of Muslim women studying the Qur’an. I closely analyse Al-Huda’s messages ... More


A Life Dedicated to Learning and the Arts

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley and Sunil Sharma

in Atiya's Journeys: A Muslim Woman from Colonial Bombay to Edwardian Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068334
eISBN:
9780199080441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068334.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

Atiya Fyzee is not been a popular figure in the literary or historical canon, which is somewhat surprising considering that she belonged to the prominent Tyabji clan of Bombay. Atiya’s claim to fame ... More


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