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Being Muslim in South Asia : diversity and daily life

Author: Robin Jeffrey; Ronojoy Sen
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2014
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What experiences and practices characterize the lives of Muslims in South Asia today? This book examines the contests of ideas, begun 150 years ago, that have translated into political actions touching the lives of tens of millions. Equally, the book focuses on aspects of daily life to emphasize that there are diverse ways of being Muslim. The book is an essential tool for anyone interested in the lives and futures  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Being Muslim in South Asia.
New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014356940
(OCoLC)869791427
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Jeffrey; Ronojoy Sen
ISBN: 9780199082872 0199082871
OCLC Number: 883156903
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 370 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: List of Tables ; Figures and Maps ; List of Abbreviations ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction: Diversity and Daily Life - Robin Jeffrey and Ronojoy Sen ; 1. Islam and Modernity in South Asia Muhammad Khalid Masud ; 2. Islam and Democracy in India: From Savile Row to Jyotiba Phule Park Barbara D. Metcalf ; 3. Imagining Religion: Portraits of Islamic Consciousness in Pakistan Riaz Hassan ; 4. The Challenges of Diversity: 'Casting' Muslim Communities in South India Torsten Tschacher ; 5. Matrilocal Marriage and Women's Property among the Moors of Sri Lanka Dennis B. McGilvray ; 6. The Making of a Diasporic Muslim Family Salim Lakha ; 7. The Ismaili Conciliation and Arbitration Board (CAB) in India: a model of community justice? Arif A. Jamal ; 8. 'Ilm and the Individual: Religious Education and Religious Ideas in Pakistan Matthew J. Nelson ; 9. Darul Uloom Deoband's Approach on Social Issues: Image, Reality and Perception Taberez Ahmed Neyazi ; 10. 'Being Muslim' in Contemporary India: Nation, Identity and Rights Tanweer Fazal ; 11. Transnational Networks, Political Islam and the Concept of Ummah in Bangladesh Mubashar Hasan ; 12. Muslim Aspirations in Bangladesh: Looking Back and Redrawing Boundaries Samia Huq ; 13. Media in Pakistan: Ideology, Indoctrination, Intimidation Khaled Ahmed ; 14. Kafka in India: Terrorism, Media, Muslims Irfan Ahmad ; 15. A Million Salutes: India's Mohammedan Sporting Club Ronojoy Sen ; About the Editors and Contributors ; Glossary ; Index
Responsibility: Robin Jeffrey and Sen Ronojoy.

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What experiences and practices characterize the lives of Muslims in South Asia today? This book examines the contests of ideas, begun 150 years ago, that have translated into political actions touching the lives of tens of millions. Equally, the book focuses on aspects of daily life to emphasize that there are diverse ways of being Muslim. The book is an essential tool for anyone interested in the lives and futures of South Asia's 500 million Muslims.

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It is essential reading for anyone interested in Islam in South Asia. * Thomas K. Gugler, International Quarterly for Asian Studies *

 
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