This book presents comparative country case studies on the politics of religion in South and Southeast Asia, including India, Pakistan and Indonesia. It deals with politicized religious revivals that cannot reasonably be depicted as mere quest for a moral anchor in a world of flux and change.
Table of Contents
Preface Tan Tai Yong 1. The Politics of Religion in South and Southeast Asia Ishtiaq Ahmed 2. Religion as a Political Ideology in South Asia Ali Riaz 3. Islamism beyond the Islamic Heartland: The Case Study of Bangladesh Taj Hashmi 4. Secular versus Hindu Nation-Building: Dalit, Adivasi, Muslim and Christian Experiences in India Ishtiaq Ahmed 5. Sikh Politics and the Indo-Pak Relationship Tridivesh Singh Maini 6. Religious Nationalism and Minorities in Pakistan: Constitutional and Legal Bases of Discrimination Ishtiaq Ahmed 7. Women under Islamic Law in Pakistan Ishtiaq Ahmed 8. Religion as a Political Ideology in Southeast Asia Bilveer Singh 9. Political Islam in Indonesia Noorhaidi Hasan 10. Religion and Politics in the Philippines Raymund Jose G. Quilop 11. Creating the Muslim Majority in Plural Malaysia: Undermining Minority and Women’s Rights Maznah Mohamad 12. Keeping Politics and Religion Separate in the Public Square: Managed Pluralism and the Regulatory State in Singapore Eugene Tan 13. Transnational Religious-Political Movements: Negotiating Hindutva in the Diaspora Rajesh Rai 14. Negotiating Rights through Transnational Puritan Networks Tahmina Rashid
Ishtiaq Ahmed is a Visiting Research Professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore and a Professor of Political Science at Stockholm University, Sweden. His previous publications include ‘The Concept of an Islamic State: An Analysis of the Ideological Controversy in Pakistan’ (1987) and ‘State Nation and Ethnicity in Contemporary South Asia’ (1996).