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Islam in India
History, Politics and Society

Edited By

Nasir Raza Khan

  • Available for pre-order on June 29, 2023. Item will ship after July 20, 2023
ISBN 9781032508917
July 20, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

Islam in India: History, Politics and Society is based on the historical and contemporary relevance of the religion and its related culture(s) in India.

Besides being a major religious doctrine, Islam has been the main political ideology for many dynasties in India such as Delhi Sultanate (1206-1451); the Illbaris Turks (also known as Mamluk 1206–90); Khiljis (1290–1320); Tughlaqs (1320–1414); Sayyids (1414–51), Afghans and the Mughal Empire. Islam played a pivotal role in shaping the polity and society during the period of each dynasty. This book argues that Islam in India ought to be seen not only as a political and religious ideology of the dynasties, but also as a significant force that shaped the cultural fabric of the country.

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Table of Contents


Nasir Raza Khan

Syncretic Traditions: Sufism and Bhakti in Indian History

1. Piety, Impiety and Islam: Muslim Religious Practice in Eighteenth Century Shahjahanabad

Rohma Javed Rashid

2. The Khwaja’s Creed: Gharib Nawaz and Propagation of Sufi Thought

Babli Parveen

3. Sufi and Bhakti Tradition: Corresponding and Divergent Trends

Akhlaque Ahmad Ahan

4. Pluralism in Medieval Islamic Heritage: A Study of Sufi Ethos of Kashmir

G. N. Khaki

5. Sufi Contributions to the Intellectual Culture of Islam in India: Awarif-al-Ma’arif and Early Sufi Writings

Mohammad Shaheer Siddiqui

Islam and the State: History, Religion and Identity

6. Mughal Identity: Central Asian or Indian

Tasneem Suhrawardy

7. Cultural, Literary and Artistic world of Indo-Central Asia

Gulfishan Khan

8. Looking Through European Eyes: Mughal State and Religious Freedom as Gleaned from the European Travellers’ Accounts of the Seventeenth Century

Nishat Manzar

9. Contesting The Authority of The Mughal Emperor: Abdul Qadir Badauni’s Attitude Towards Kingship

Ikramul Haque

10. Masjids, 'Community Life' and Resistance in Colonial India: A Case Study of Masjid-e Jahan Numa at Shahjahanabad up to A.D 1870s.

Sadia Aziz

Intellectual Movements and Contemporary Perspectives: Islam in the Modern Age

11. Drawing Parallel with 19th Century Muslim Movements in India with Reform Movements Across Muslim Weltanschauung: An Analysis of Syed Ahmad’s Work

M. Waseem Raja

12. Maktubat-e Syed Ahmad Khan and His Agenda of Social and Educational Reform

Parwez Nazir

13. Sir Syed’s Aligarh Movement and Muslim Women Discourses

Naiyer Azam

14. Shi’i in India: A Minority within the Minority

Sayyad Mohd. Afzal

15. Pan-Islamism and Khilafat Movement: Understanding Muslim Minds in Colonial Perspectives

Hassan Imam

16. Contemporary Islam: A Realistic Assessment of the Current Dynamics and Progressive Strategies for the Future

Sultan Shahin



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