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Governing Islam : law, empire, and secularism in modern south Asia

Author: Julia Anne Stephens
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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Governing Islam traces the colonial roots of contemporary struggles between Islam and secularism in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The book uncovers the paradoxical workings of colonial laws that promised to separate secular and religious spheres, but instead fostered their vexed entanglement. It shows how religious laws governing families became embroiled with secular laws governing markets, and how calls to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Paget, Francis, 1851-1911.
Studies in the Christian character.
London ; New York : Longmans, Green, 1896
(OCoLC)20299834
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Anne Stephens
ISBN: 9781316795477 1316795470
OCLC Number: 1041495961
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Forging secular legal governance --
Personal law and the problem of marital property --
Taming custom --
Ritual and the authority of reason --
Pathologizing Muslim sentiment --
Islamic economy : a forgone alternative --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Julia Stephens, Rutgers University, New Jersey.

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Tracing the roots of contemporary debates about Islam, law, and secularism to colonial patterns of legal development, Julia Stephens reveals how contradictions within secular governance have led to  Read more...

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