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Muslim Political Discourse in Postcolonial India

Monuments, Memory, Contestation, 1st Edition

By Hilal Ahmed

Routledge India

344 pages

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The book examines the postcolonial Muslim political discourse through monuments. It establishes a link between the process by which historic buildings become monuments and the gradual transformation of these historic/legal entities into political objects. The author studies the multiple interpretations of Indo-Islamic historical buildings aspolit

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction 2. Monumentalisation in Colonial India: Discovery of an Indian Muslim Architectural Heritage 3. Monumentalisation in Postcolonial India: Conservation, Law and Muslim Politics 4. Jama Masjid and the Political Memory of a Royal Muslim Past 5. Babri Masjid and the Muslim Politics of Right to Heritage 6. Conclusion. Appendices. Select Bibliography. About the Author. Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI019000
PHILOSOPHY / Political
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies