India's Islamic Traditions: 711-1750

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This volume, part of the 'Themes in Indian History' series, contains 17 essays on various aspects of Islamic traditions in South Asia, spanning the course of 800 years, plus an Introduction by the editor, a well-known expert in this field. The essays cover a wide range of topics and provides a comprehensive summary of the rich diversity and cultural syncretism which are the hallmarks of the Islamic traditions in India. It will become a standard text on the subject of Indian ...

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Overview

This volume, part of the 'Themes in Indian History' series, contains 17 essays on various aspects of Islamic traditions in South Asia, spanning the course of 800 years, plus an Introduction by the editor, a well-known expert in this field. The essays cover a wide range of topics and provides a comprehensive summary of the rich diversity and cultural syncretism which are the hallmarks of the Islamic traditions in India. It will become a standard text on the subject of Indian Islam.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780195659740
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Oxford in India Readings Series
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Representing Self and Other
1 Epic and Counter-Epic in Medieval India 37
2 Islamic Thought in Relation to the Indian Context 50
3 A Medieval Encounter Between Hindu and Muslim: Eknath's Drama-Poem Hindu-Turk Samvad 64
4 Inscribing the Other, Inscribing the Self: Hindu-Muslim Identities in Pre-colonial India 83
Pt. 2 Religion and Political Power
5 The Nobility Under Akbar and the Development of His Religious Policy, 1560-80 120
6 Jizya and the State in India during the Seventeenth Century 133
7 The Sociology of Political Engagement: The Mahdawiyah and the State 150
Pt. 3 History, Literature, and Law
8 Some General Characteristics Analysed 169
9 The Magic Doe: Desire and Narrative in a Hindavi Sufi Romance, circa 1503 180
10 Hanafi Fiqh in Mughal India: The Fatawa-i 'Alamgiri 209
Pt. 4 Sufi and Shi'i Traditions
11 The Sufi Shaikh as a Source of Authority in Medieval India 234
12 The Political and Religious Authority of the Shrine of Baba Farid 263
13 Creating Tradition Through Devotional Songs and Communal Script: The Khojah Isma'ilis of South Asia 285
14 Popular Shi'ism 311
Pt. 5 Islam in the Regions
15 The Impact of Islam on Kashmir in the Sultanate Period (1320-1586) 342
16 In Search of Equivalence: Conceiving the Muslim-Hindu Encounter Through Translation Theory 363
17 Religious Vocabulary and Regional Identity: A Study of the Tamil Cirappuranam ('Life of the Prophet') 393
Bibliography 411
Index 418
Notes on Contributors 438
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