Islam, South Asia, and the West

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This topical collection explains the mechanics and connections of two significant developments in world history - the expansion of Western power and the revival of Islam - in which South Asia has played a central role. Highlighting the limitations of a 'clash of civilizations' view and presenting other perspectives, the volume confronts key issues of contemporary relevance.
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Overview

This topical collection explains the mechanics and connections of two significant developments in world history - the expansion of Western power and the revival of Islam - in which South Asia has played a central role. Highlighting the limitations of a 'clash of civilizations' view and presenting other perspectives, the volume confronts key issues of contemporary relevance.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195698350
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Francis Robinson is Professor of the History of South Asia in the University of London, Royal Holloway.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction 1

1 Knowledge, its Transmission, and the Making of Muslim Societies 19

2 'Ulama of South Asia from 1800 to the mid-Twentieth Century 59

3 The British Empire and the Muslim World 99

4 The British Empire and Muslim Identity in South Asia 124

5 Living Together Separately The 'Ulama of Farangi Mahall c. 1700-c. 1950 146

6 Women as Patrons of Art and Culture The Begums of Bhopal 160

7 Other-Worldly and This-Worldly Islam and the Islamic Revival 171

8 Islam and the West Clash of Civilizations? 189

Responses to Major Contributions on Islamic and South Asian History

9 Modern Islam and the Green Menace 209

10 Never Argue with the Camel-driver 215

11 Through the Minefield 220

12 House of Mirrors 229

13 A Greater Raj 234

14 Glimpses of a Lost World 241

15 A Pit Full of Honey 247

16 The Music of the Sufis 251

17 When India Ruled the Waves 256

18 Mixed Fortunes 263

19 Between Two Worlds 267

20 Thoroughly Modern Muslims 271

21 Heroes in the Harem 278

22 Stories from the Cradle 282

23 No Fun, No Bread, No Chance 286

24 Islamic Contestations 292

Index 300

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