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Islamism and democracy in India : the transformation of Jamaat-e-Islami

Author: Irfan Ahmad
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Series: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jamaat-e-Islami Hind is the most influential Islamist organization in India today. Founded in 1941 by Syed Abul Ala Maududi with aim of spreading Islamic values in the subcontinent, Jamaat and its young offshoot, the Student Islamic Movement of India or SIMI, have been watched closely by Indian security services since September 11. In particular, SIMI has been accused of being behind terrorist bombings. This book is  Read more...
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Ahmad, Irfan, 1974-
Islamism and democracy in India.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009011056
(OCoLC)316327233
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Irfan Ahmad
ISBN: 9781400833795 1400833795
OCLC Number: 1049974821
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Awards: Short-listed for ICAS Book Prize: Social Sciences 2011
Commended for ICAS Book Prize: Social Sciences 2011
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 306 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
pt. I. Fieldwork and historical context --
Doing fieldwork in times of war --
Contextualizing the formation and ideology of Islamism --
pt. II. Zigzags to Allah's kingdom --
Educating the children --
Mobilizing the young --
Defining Islam: conflict and democratization --
pt. III. Opposition and negotiation --
Invoking Jihad --
Negotiating the idol: secularism, democracy, and Allah's kingdom.
Series Title: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Responsibility: Irfan Ahmad.

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