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Self and Sovereignty

Individual and Community in South Asian Islam Since 1850

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Self and Sovereignty by Ayesha Jalal
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Self and Sovereignty surveys the role of individual Muslim men and women within India and Pakistan from 1850 through to decolonisation and the partition period. Commencing in colonial times, this book explores and interprets the historical processes through which the perception of the Muslim individual and the community of Islam has been reconfigured over time. Self and Sovereignty examines the relationship between Islam and nationalism and the individual, regional, class and cultural differences that have shaped the discourse and politics of Muslim identity. As well as fascinating discussion of political and religious movements, culture and art, this book includes analysis of: press, poetry and politics in late nineteenth century India the politics of language and identity - Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi Muslim identity, cultural difference and nationalism the Punjab and the politics of Union and Disunion the creation of Pakistan Covering a period of immense upheaval and sometimes devastating violence, this work is an important and enlightening insight into the history of Muslims in South Asia.
Release date NZ
December 14th, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
652
Dimensions
156x234x38
ISBN-13
9780415220774
Product ID
1680800

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