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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


Reforming a Language: Creating Textbooks and Cultivating 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/9780824836092.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the projects pursued at Osmania University, with particular emphasis on efforts to create Urdu-medium textbooks that would allow students access to higher education through an ... More


Introduction

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/9780824836092.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book examines Muslim engagements with twentieth-century Indian nationalism, and more specifically their project of imagining a secular national culture that would include both Hindus and ... More


Secular Projects and Student Politics: “Vande Mataram” in Hyderabad

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/9780824836092.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the Urdu language's position in relation to other vernacular languages by focusing on the first large-scale student protest at Osmania University that took place in 1938. It ... More


Muslims and Secular Education: The Beginnings of Osmania University

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/9780824836092.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter traces the beginnings of Osmania University and the significance of its foundation against the background of the various suggestions for educational reform that were being articulated in ... 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


Conclusion: From National to Minority Subjects

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/9780824836092.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book has explored how Osmania University engaged with the Urdu language as an attempt to make Muslim cultural and intellectual forms the center of a shared secular future. What is significant ... More


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