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Jalal, Ayesha

Works: 27 works in 260 publications in 4 languages and 10,152 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Encyclopedias  Sources 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
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Most widely held works by Ayesha Jalal
Modern South Asia : history, culture, political economy by Sugata Bose( )

82 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on the newest and most sophisticated historical research and scholarship in the field, Modern South Asia is written in an accessible style for all those with an intellectual curiosity about the region. After sketching the pre-modern history of the subcontinent, the book concentrates on the last three centuries from c.1700 to the present. Jointly written by two leading Indian and Pakistani historians, it offers a rare depth of historical understanding of the politics, cultures and economies that shape the lives of more than a fifth of humanity." "In this comprehensive study, the authors debate and challenge the striking developments in contemporary South Asian history and historical writing, and cover the entire spectrum of modern South Asian history - social, economic, and political. The book provides new insights into the structure and ideology of the British raj, the meaning of subaltern resistance, the refashioning of social relations along the lines of caste, class, community and gender, the different strands of anti-colonial nationalism and the dynamics of decolonization." "This new second edition has been updated throughout to take account of recent historical research. It brings the story up to date and offers new insights on the last millennium in subcontinental history. There is a new chronology of key events."--Jacket
Self and sovereignty : individual and community in South Asian Islam since 1850 by Ayesha Jalal( )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Br> Self and Sovereignty : Individual and Community in South Asian Islam Since 1850 by Jalal, Ayesha Terms of use Self and Sovereigntyexplores the role of individual Muslim men and women within India and Pakistan from 1850 through to decolonization and the partition period. Commencing in colonial times, Jalal explores and interprets the historical processes through which the perception of the Muslim individual and the community of Islam have been reconfigured over time. She 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 of late nineteenth century India -the politics of language and identity - Hindu, 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 andsometimes-devastating violence, this work is an important and enlightening insight into the history of Muslims in South Asia. Descriptive content provided by Syndetics"! a Bowker service
Partisans of Allah : Jihad in South Asia by Ayesha Jalal( )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea of jihad is central to Islamic faith and ethics, yet its meanings have been highly contested over time. They have ranged from the philosophical struggle to live an ethical life to the political injunction to wage war against enemies of Islam. Today more than ever, jihad signifies the political opposition between the Islamic world and the West. As the line between Muslims and non-Muslims becomes more sharply drawn, Ayesha Jalal seeks to retrieve the ethical meanings of this core Islamic principle in South Asian history." "Drawing on historical, legal, and literary sources, Jalal traces the intellectual itinerary of jihad through several centuries and across the territory connecting the Middle East with South Asia. She reveals how key innovations in modern Islamic thought resulted from historical imperatives. The social and political scene in India before, during, and after British colonial rule forms the main backdrop. We experience jihad as armed warfare waged by Sayyid Ahmad of Rai Bareilly between 1826 and 1831, the calls to jihad in the great rebellion of 1857, the fusion of jihad with a strand of anticolonial nationalism in the early twentieth century, and the contemporary politics of self-styled jihadists in Afghanistan and Kashmir." "Partisans of Allah surveys this rich and tumultuous history of South Asian Muslims and its critical contribution to the intellectual development of the key concept of jihad. Analyzing the complex interplay of ethics and politics in Muslim History, the author effectively demonstrates the preeminent role of jihad in the Muslim faith today."--Jacket
The pity of partition : Manto's life, times, and work across the India-Pakistan divide by Ayesha Jalal( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was an established Urdu short story writer and a rising screenwriter in Bombay at the time of India's partition in 1947, and he is perhaps best known for the short stories he wrote following his migration to Lahore in newly formed Pakistan. Today Manto is an acknowledged master of twentieth-century Urdu literature, and his fiction serves as a lens through which the tragedy of partition is brought sharply into focus. In The Pity of Partition, Manto's life and work serve as a prism to capture the human dimension of sectarian conflict in the final decades and immediate aftermath of the British raj. Ayesha Jalal draws on Manto's stories, sketches, and essays, as well as a trove of his private letters, to present an intimate history of partition and its devastating toll. Probing the creative tension between literature and history, she charts a new way of reconnecting the histories of individuals, families, and communities in the throes of cataclysmic change. Jalal brings to life the people, locales, and events that inspired Manto's fiction, which is characterized by an eye for detail, a measure of wit and irreverence, and elements of suspense and surprise. In turn, she mines these writings for fresh insights into everyday cosmopolitanism in Bombay and Lahore, the experience and causes of partition, the postcolonial transition, and the advent of the Cold War in South Asia. The first in-depth look in English at this influential literary figure, The Pity of Partition demonstrates the revelatory power of art in times of great historical rupture."--Page [2] of book jacket
The struggle for Pakistan : a Muslim homeland and global politics by Ayesha Jalal( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a probing biography of her native land, Ayesha Jalal provides a unique insider's assessment of how the nuclear-armed Muslim nation of Pakistan evolved into a country besieged by military domination and militant religious extremism, and explains why its dilemmas weigh so heavily on prospects for peace in the region
The sole spokesman : Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the demand for Pakistan by Ayesha Jalal( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1940 the All-India Muslim League orchestrated the demand for independent Muslim states in India. Seven years later Pakistan was created amidst a communal holocaust of unprecedented proportions. Concentrating on the All-India Muslim League and its leader, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, The Sole Spokesman assesses the role of religious communalism and provincialism in shaping the movement for Pakistan
Democracy and authoritarianism in South Asia : a comparative and historical perspective by Ayesha Jalal( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a comparative and historical study of the interplay between democratic politics and authoritarian states in post-colonial South Asia, Ayesha Jalal explains how a common British colonial legacy led to apparently contrasting patterns of political development - democracy in India and military authoritarianism in Pakistan and Bangladesh. The analysis shows how, despite differences in form, central political authority in each state came to confront broadly comparable threats from regional and linguistic dissidence, religious and sectarian strife, as well as class and caste conflicts. By comparing and contrasting state structures and political processes, the author evaluates and redefines democracy, citizenship, sovereignty and the nation-state, arguing for a more decentralized governmental structure better able to arbitrate between ethnic and regional movements. This original and provocative study will challenge students and scholars in the field to rethink traditional concepts of democracy and authoritarianism in South Asia."--BOOK JACKET
The state of martial rule : the origins of Pakistan's political economy of defence by Ayesha Jalal( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism, democracy, and development : state and politics in India( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford companion to Pakistani history( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Insofar as history is constantly in the process of being reconfigured in the light of new processes and challenges, any Companion to the history of Pakistan cannot but be an ongoing, if not obviously an open-ended enterprise. The historiography of Pakistan has been missing such a comprehensive survey of not only sixty-five years of the country's existence but also of the movement preceding its creation. Pakistan possesses a rich and varied history, considering that it was carved out of the Indian subcontinent, one of the world's oldest civilizations -- hence the prevailing geographical, religious, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversities and complexities. 'The Oxford Companion to Pakistani History' has attempted to provide the reader with information on as colourful a spectrum of subjects as possible. This is the first time that all facets of Pakistani history have been covered in one encyclopaedic volume. A wide range of topics have been discussed: from the pre-Partition colonial period to post-Partition movements (religious, political, cultural, etc.), peoples and places, culture, architecture, politics, military, economics, linguistics, archaeology, judiciary, art, theatre, education, foreign relations, government, media, philanthropy, civil society and several others. The Companion differs from other encyclopaedias in the sense that all entries have been written in an analytical, unbiased style by well-known experts in the related field of the topic, paying the keenest attention to factual details. A system of cross-referencing is available through insertion of asterisks within the text linking the entry to another headword that may appear while reading a particular entry. Maps of Pakistan and the Indian subcontinent, along with a Subject Index, are provided at the end of the volume. All these steps have been taken to render the Companion as user-friendly as possible"--Publisher's description, page [4] of dust jacket
Manṭo by Saʻādat Ḥasan Manṭo( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Urdu and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic politics and economic reform in India by Rob Jenkins( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successive Indian governments have remained committed to market-oriented reform since its introduction in 1991. In this study, Rob Jenkins examines the political dynamics which underlie that commitment
Modern South Asia : a sourcebook and reader( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pity of Partition (eGalley) by Ayesha Jalal( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern South Asia history, culture, political economy by Sugata Bose( Recording )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion as difference, religion as faith : paradoxes of muslim identity by Ayesha Jalal( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Pity of Partition: Manto's Life, Times, and Work Across the India-Pakistan Divide (Lawrence Stone Lectures) by Ayesha Jalal( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Manto( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Muhammadali Jinna : Musliṃlīguṃ Pākistān vādavuṃ : paṭhanaṃ by Ayesha Jalal( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Malayalam and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Study on the role of Mahomed Ali Jinna, 1876-1948 and All-India Muslim League for the demand of Pakistan
The sole spokesman : Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the demand for Pakistan by Ayesha Jalal( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Modern South Asia : history, culture, political economy
Self and sovereignty : individual and community in South Asian Islam since 1850Partisans of Allah : Jihad in South AsiaThe sole spokesman : Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the demand for PakistanDemocracy and authoritarianism in South Asia : a comparative and historical perspectiveThe state of martial rule : the origins of Pakistan's political economy of defenceNationalism, democracy, and development : state and politics in IndiaDemocratic politics and economic reform in India
Alternative Names
Āʾishah Jalāl

Ayesha Jalal

Ayesha Jalal Indiaas historica

Ǧalāl, ʿAʾiša

Ǧalāl, ʿAyiša

Jalāl, ʿAʾiša

Jalāl, ʿAʾišah

Jalāl, ʿĀʾishah

Jalāl, ʿAyiša

Jalāl, ʿAyišah

‏جلال، عائشه

جلال, عائشہ

عائشه جلال

عائشہ جلال

আয়েশা জালাল

ਆਇਸ਼ਾ ਜਲਾਲ

આયેશા જલાલ

ஆயிசா சலால்

ジャラール, アーイシャ