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Muslims in India Since 1947
Islamic Perspectives on Inter-Faith Relations

ISBN 9780415406048
Published March 26, 2004 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

Muslims in India today are responding to the challenge of religious pluralism in a variety of ways. This book explores the attempts being made by scholar-activists and Muslim organisations to develop new understandings of Islam to relate to people of other faiths and to the modern nation-state, and to deal with issues such as democracy and secularism. It examines how a common predicament, characterised by a sense of siege and the perception of being an oppressed minority, is producing new expressions of Islam, some of which seek to relate to non-Muslims in terms of confrontation, and others which call for dialogue, reconciliation and inter-faith harmony.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Asghar 'Ali Engineer 's Quest for a Contextual Islamic Theology  3. Islam and the Muslim Minority Predicament: Reflections on the Contributions of Sayyed Abul Hasan 'Ali Nadwi  4. Peace, Dialogue and Da'wah: An Analysis of the Writings of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan  5. Islamic Voice's Agenda for the Muslims of India  6. An Islamist Approach to Inter-Faith Dialogue: The Jama'at-i Islami of India  7. Islamic Perspectives on Liberation and Dialogue: Muslim Writings in Dalit Voice  8. The 'Dalit Muslims' and the All-India Backward Muslim Morcha  9. Islam and the Dalit Quest for Liberation in Contemporary India  10. 'Now or Never!': The Inter-Faith Dialogue Project of Acharya Maulana Shams Naved 'Usmani  11. The Deendar Anjuman: Between Dialogue and Conflict  12. Islamist Activism in Contemporary India: The Students' Islamic Movement of India  13. Kashmir: From National Liberation to Islamist Jihad?  14. Glossary  15. References

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Yoginder Sikand is presently based at the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden, The Netherlands as a post-doctoral research scholar. He is the editor of web-magazine which is devoted to discussion of issues related to Muslims in South Asia.


'This book is a "must" read for studies and research about inter-religious dialogue and relations between Muslims and Hindus in India.' - The Muslim World Book Review, 26:I, 2005