This book examines community-oriented formations and communal polities in pre-Partition north India, highlighting the centrality of the experience of Muslim minority provinces such as Bihar during the Partition. It shows how community, religion and nation in Bihar in the 1940s were intertwined. It will interest those in history, politics, minority & diaspora studies, sociology, and South Asian studies.
Table of Contents
Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Rabita-e Awam: Congress 'Contacts' Muslims 2. Muttahida Qaumiyat and the Imarat-i Shariah 3. The Pakistan Movement in Bihar 4. Contesting the Sharif: The Momin Conference 5. Shuddhi, Sangathan and Akhand Bharat Conclusion Bibliography Index
Papiya Ghosh was Professor in Modern Indian history at Patna University, Bihar (India) at the time of her death in 2006.