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Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia
     

Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia

by Ayesha Jalal
 

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ISBN-10: 0674047362

ISBN-13: 2900674047364

Pub. Date: 04/10/2010

Publisher: Harvard

The idea of jihad is central to Islamic faith and ethics, and yet its meanings have been highly contested over time. They have ranged from the philosophical struggle to live an ethical life to the political injunction to wage war against enemies of Islam. Today, more than ever, jihad signifies the political opposition between Islam and the West. Ayesha Jalal seeks

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The idea of jihad is central to Islamic faith and ethics, and yet its meanings have been highly contested over time. They have ranged from the philosophical struggle to live an ethical life to the political injunction to wage war against enemies of Islam. Today, more than ever, jihad signifies the political opposition between Islam and the West. Ayesha Jalal seeks to retrieve the ethical meanings of this core Islamic principle in South Asian history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900674047364
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
04/10/2010
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
400

Table of Contents

List of Maps ix

Preface xi

1 Jihad as Ethics, Jihad as War 1

2 Jihad in Precolonial South Asia 20

3 The Martyrs of Balakot 58

4 Jihad in Colonial India 114

5 Jihad as Anticolonial Nationalism 176

6 Islam Subverted? Jihad as Terrorism 239

Conclusion 302

Glossary 317

Notes 321

Index 357

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