Self and Sovereignty: Individual and Community in South Asian Islam Since 1850 / Edition 1

Self and Sovereignty: Individual and Community in South Asian Islam Since 1850 / Edition 1

by Ayesha Jalal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415220785

ISBN-13: 9780415220781

Pub. Date: 01/16/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Self and Sovereignty surveys the role of individual Muslim men and women within India and Pakistan from 1850 through to decolonisation and the partition period.
Commencing in colonial times, this book explores and interprets the historical processes through which the perception of the Muslim individual and the community of Islam has been reconfigured over

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Self and Sovereignty surveys the role of individual Muslim men and women within India and Pakistan from 1850 through to decolonisation and the partition period.
Commencing in colonial times, this book explores and interprets the historical processes through which the perception of the Muslim individual and the community of Islam has been reconfigured over time. Self and Sovereignty examines the relationship between Islam and nationalism and the individual, regional, class and cultural differences that have shaped the discourse and politics of Muslim identity. As well as fascinating discussion of political and religious movements, culture and art, this book includes analysis of:
* press, poetry and politics in late nineteenth century India
* the politics of language and identity - Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi
* Muslim identity, cultural differnce and nationalism
* the Punjab and the politics of Union and Disunion
* the creation of Pakistan
Covering a period of immense upheaval and sometimes devastating violence, this work is an important and enlightening insight into the history of Muslims in South Asia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415220781
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/16/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
652
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.39(d)

Table of Contents

Lists of Maps
Preface
List of Abbreviations
1The Muslim Self and the Loss of Sovereignty: Individual and Community Before 18581
2Forging a Muslim Community: Press, Poetry and Politics in the Late Nineteenth Century43
3Common Languages, Contested Scripts, Conflicted Communities: Shifting Identities of Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi102
4Muslims as a Legal and Political Category: Subjecthood in Theory and Practice139
5Identity and Sovereignty in Muslim Consciousness: The Khilafat Crescent and the Indian Charkha187
6Contested Sovereignty in the Punjab: The Interplay of Formal and Informal Politics262
7Between Region and Nation: The Missing Centre320
8At the Crossroads of 'Pakistan': Muslim Imaginings and Territorial Sovereignty386
9Lost Tracks to Unity: Confrontation, Compromise and Civil War472
10Epilogue An Unhealing Wound: Paradoxes of Muslim Identity, Sovereignty and Citizenship563
Glossary579
Select Bibliography582
Index596

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