1st Edition

Reading with Allah
Madrasas in West Bengal





ISBN 9780367176396
Published April 30, 2019 by Routledge India
192 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

Based on extensive fieldwork and archival records, this book traces the emergence and flourishing of madrasas and the myriad ways in which they impact upon local Muslim communities, especially in West Bengal. It also addresses issues of identity, ‘secular education and gender in this context, while exploring the myths that surround these instituti

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements. List of Tables, Figures and Maps. 1. Introduction 2. State and Madrasa Education 3. Outside the State System: Khareji Madrasas 4. Changes from Within 5. The Future. Appendix. Bibliography. Index

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