Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia

Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia

by Ayesha Jalal
     
 

Today, more than ever, jihad signifies the political opposition between Islam and the West. As the line drawn between Muslims and non-Muslims becomes more rigid, Jalal seeks to retrieve the ethical meanings of this core Islamic principle in South Asian history. Drawing on historical, legal, and literary sources, Jalal traces the intellectual itinerary ofSee more details below

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Today, more than ever, jihad signifies the political opposition between Islam and the West. As the line drawn between Muslims and non-Muslims becomes more rigid, Jalal seeks to retrieve the ethical meanings of this core Islamic principle in South Asian history. Drawing on historical, legal, and literary sources, Jalal traces the intellectual itinerary of jihad through several centuries and across the territory connecting the Middle East with South Asia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674047365
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2010
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

  • List of Maps
  • Preface

  1. Jihad as Ethics, Jihad as War
  2. Jihad in Precolonial South Asia
  3. The Martyrs of Balakot
  4. Jihad in Colonial India
  5. Jihad as Anticolonial Nationalism
  6. Islam Subverted? Jihad as Terrorism

  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Index

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