Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia

Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia

by Ayesha Jalal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674047362

ISBN-13: 9780674047365

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:
9780674047365
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
04/10/2010
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,415,095
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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