Separatism Among Indian Muslims: The Politics of the United Provinces' Muslims, 1860-1923

Separatism Among Indian Muslims: The Politics of the United Provinces' Muslims, 1860-1923

by Francis Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521048265

ISBN-13: 9780521048262

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Why some Indian Muslims under British rule should have organised politics on a communal basis is one of the most important problems in the history of the subcontinent. Insistence on a separate Muslim political identity led eventually to the foundation of Pakistan and many of the troubles which have beset the area since Independence. The separate Muslim front in

Overview

Why some Indian Muslims under British rule should have organised politics on a communal basis is one of the most important problems in the history of the subcontinent. Insistence on a separate Muslim political identity led eventually to the foundation of Pakistan and many of the troubles which have beset the area since Independence. The separate Muslim front in Indian politics was led and supported mainly by men from the United Provinces. The first period of effective separatist politics ended in 1923. This book examines the circumstances in which the separate Muslim front was built up and crumbled away in this period, and then analyses the different groups which at various times supported it. Dr Robinson argues that Muslim separatism was fostered by the political needs of the British, of the Muslims and of the Indian National Congress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521048262
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge South Asian Studies Series, #16
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps and tables; Preface; Abbreviations; Note on spelling; Introduction; 1. The Muslims in the United Provinces; 2. Threats to the Urdu-speaking elite in the late nineteenth century; 3. Separatism grows among Muslims, 1860–1900; 4. A high point of Muslim separatism, 1900–1909; 5. The struggle for the leadership of the Muslim party in Indian politics, 1909–1914; 6. The 'Young Party' victorious, 1914–1916; 7. Religious reinforcements for the Muslim party, 1917–1918; 8. Religion overwhelms politics, 1919–1920; 9. The Muslim party disintegrates, 1920–1923; Conclusions; Biographical appendices; Glossary; Sources and bibliography; Index.

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