The Muslims of British India

The Muslims of British India

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by Hardy, Thomas Hardy, P. Hardy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521097835

ISBN-13: 9780521097833

Pub. Date: 05/28/1973

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Dr Hardy has attempted a general history of British India's Muslims with a deeper perspective. He shows how the interplay of memories of past Muslim supremacy, Islamic religious aspirations and modern Muslim social and economic anxieties with the political needs of the alien ruling power gradually fostered a separate Muslim politics. Dr Hardy argues (contrary to the…  See more details below

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Dr Hardy has attempted a general history of British India's Muslims with a deeper perspective. He shows how the interplay of memories of past Muslim supremacy, Islamic religious aspirations and modern Muslim social and economic anxieties with the political needs of the alien ruling power gradually fostered a separate Muslim politics. Dr Hardy argues (contrary to the usual view) that Muslims were able to take political initiatives because, in the region of modern Uttar Pradesh, British rule before 1857 and even the events of the Mutiny and Rebellion of 1857–8 had not been economically disastrous for most of them. He stresses the force of religion in the growth of Muslim political separatism, showing how the 'modernists' kept the conversation among Muslims within Islamic postulates and underlining the role of the traditional scholars in heightening popular religious feeling. Regarding any sense of Muslim political unity and nationhood as an outcome of the period of British rule, Dr Hardy shows the limitations and frailty of that unity and nationhood by 1947.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521097833
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1973
Series:
Cambridge South Asian Studies Series, #13
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the medieval legacy; 2. The effects of British rule on Muslims before 1857; 3. 1857 and its aftermath; 4. Muslims come to terms with British India as Muslims; 5. Muslims move towards political community 1871-1901; 6. Muslims acquire a constitutional identity and enter all-India politics; 7. Religion enters politics 1910-24; 8. The period of frustration 1924-35; 9. The two partitions: of British India and of the Muslim community

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Muslims of British India 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
W-J More than 1 year ago
it is clear from this book, Ahmad Raza Khan bralvi was the british tout and supporter. And his misson was to destroy khilaft -e - usmania and true Isam.