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The Muslims of British India : Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible - Peter Hardy

The Muslims of British India

Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible

Paperback Published: 5th February 1973
ISBN: 9780521097833
Number Of Pages: 320

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Dr Hardy has attempted a general history of British India's Muslims with a deeper perspective. He shows how the interplay of memories of past Muslim supremacy, Islamic religious aspirations and modern Muslim social and economic anxieties with the political needs of the alien ruling power gradually fostered a separate Muslim politics. Dr Hardy argues (contrary to the usual view) that Muslims were able to take political initiatives because, in the region of modern Uttar Pradesh, British rule before 1857 and even the events of the Mutiny and Rebellion of 1857 8 had not been economically disastrous for most of them. He stresses the force of religion in the growth of Muslim political separatism, showing how the 'modernists' kept the conversation among Muslims within Islamic postulates and underlining the role of the traditional scholars in heightening popular religious feeling. Regarding any sense of Muslim political unity and nationhood as an outcome of the period of British rule, Dr Hardy shows the limitations and frailty of that unity and nationhood by 1947."

Introduction: the medieval legacy
The effects of British rule on Muslims before 1857
1857 and its aftermath
Muslims come to terms with British India as Muslims
Muslims move towards political community 1871-1901
Muslims acquire a constitutional identity and enter all-India politics
Religion enters politics 1910-24
The period of frustration 1924-35
The two partitions: of British India and of the Muslim community
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ISBN: 9780521097833
ISBN-10: 0521097835
Series: Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 5th February 1973
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.41