Self and Sovereignty: Individual and Community in South Asian Islam Since 1850

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Routledge, 4 janv. 2002 - 652 pages
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 differnce 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.
 

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Common Languages Contested Scripts Conflicted
102
c Reconfiguring the Individual and Community
165
The Missing Centre
320
c The Tossup for the Centre and CommunalNationalism
370
Elections and Their Aftermath
460
Confrontation
472
i Arming to Survive Arming to Kill?
479
ii Sikhs the AllIndia Federation and the Leagues Pakistan
485
iii Awaiting Peace Affecting StrifeThe HinduMuslim Tussle
494
Paradoxes
563
Glossary
579
Index
596
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