Hinduism and Islam in India: Caste, Religion and Society from Antiquity to Early Modern Times

Hinduism and Islam in India: Caste, Religion and Society from Antiquity to Early Modern Times

by S. V. Desika Char, S. V. Desika Char
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558761519

ISBN-13: 9781558761513

Pub. Date: 03/01/1997

Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated

Islam and Hinduism co-existed in India for hundreds of years, dominating, suppressing, and influencing one another. This book begins with a detailed analysis of the Hindu caste system from its beginnings in antiquity to a guild-like village caste and professional caste system in the Middle Ages, and its continuance within the Muslim and colonial societies. The author…  See more details below

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Islam and Hinduism co-existed in India for hundreds of years, dominating, suppressing, and influencing one another. This book begins with a detailed analysis of the Hindu caste system from its beginnings in antiquity to a guild-like village caste and professional caste system in the Middle Ages, and its continuance within the Muslim and colonial societies. The author analyzes Muslim society in medieval and early modern India by examining a range of topics including the ashraf-ajlaf divide. Over the course of centuries, India had two parallel societies, the coexistence of which had consequences for all aspects of administration and culture. The author explains the lack of major efforts by Hindu states to resist Muslim and other invaders and discusses the late emergence of Hindu nationalism in response to Muslim and European invaders and rulers, as well as the concept of 'one India.'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558761513
Publisher:
Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction1
Ch. 1The Hindu Religion and the System of Caste11
Ch. 2Muslims: A Parallel Society76
Ch. 3Administration of the Plural Society114
Ch. 4Patriotism - Resistance to Foreign Aggression and Rule165
Ch. 5Territorial Consciousness from the Village to One India203
Bibliography243
Index253

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