Islam in the Public Sphere

Religious Groups in India, 1900-1947

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ISBN:

9780195668100

Publication date:

20/01/2006

Hardback

396 pages

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ISBN:

9780195668100

Publication date:

20/01/2006

Hardback

396 pages

Dietrich Reetz

Rights:  World Rights

Dietrich Reetz

Description

This study explores the contestation of the public sphere by ten Islamic groups and traditions in colonial India. The groups studied here represent reformist and revivalist traditions with a significant degree of heterogeneity. They comprise seminary movements organized around a particular lead madrasa (Deobandi, Barelwi, Nadwa, Firangi Mahal, Aligarh) and revival movements attempting to increase religious awareness in ritual observance, in public life, and in politics, which this monograph closely examines. A common concern of the Islamic project in South Asia becomes discernible on looking closely at the discourses of these schools and movements and their lines of activity. Various issues which arose as a result of their activities eventually became entangled with the political awakening in India brought about by the nationalist movement led by the Indian National Congress. These challenges caused Islamic groups to formulate their own project for society and an Islamic polity in Indi a. This project evolved over time from scholarly debates to political action and social concepts. They took up political issues related to the status of Islam in India, the Islamic world and vis-à-vis British colonial rule the debate over the role of Islamic groups in the public sphere and the formation of an Islamic sector within it can serve as a catalyst for a better understanding of the diverse trends and models of their interaction.

About the Author
Dr. Dietrich Reetz
is senior research fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient and external faculty member of political science at the Free University Berlin. The focus of his research is on global Muslim identities with special emphasis on South, Southeast and Central Asia, as well as Europe.
He is a Principle Investigator (PI) for Political Science / South Asia at the Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies at Free University Berlin since 2008.
Since 2011, he is academic adviser of the World Economic Forum, Davos, for South Asia, attending the Global Agenda Council on Pakistan (2011-2014) and India Economic Summits.

Dietrich Reetz

Dietrich Reetz

Dietrich Reetz

Dietrich Reetz

Description

This study explores the contestation of the public sphere by ten Islamic groups and traditions in colonial India. The groups studied here represent reformist and revivalist traditions with a significant degree of heterogeneity. They comprise seminary movements organized around a particular lead madrasa (Deobandi, Barelwi, Nadwa, Firangi Mahal, Aligarh) and revival movements attempting to increase religious awareness in ritual observance, in public life, and in politics, which this monograph closely examines. A common concern of the Islamic project in South Asia becomes discernible on looking closely at the discourses of these schools and movements and their lines of activity. Various issues which arose as a result of their activities eventually became entangled with the political awakening in India brought about by the nationalist movement led by the Indian National Congress. These challenges caused Islamic groups to formulate their own project for society and an Islamic polity in Indi a. This project evolved over time from scholarly debates to political action and social concepts. They took up political issues related to the status of Islam in India, the Islamic world and vis-à-vis British colonial rule the debate over the role of Islamic groups in the public sphere and the formation of an Islamic sector within it can serve as a catalyst for a better understanding of the diverse trends and models of their interaction.

About the Author
Dr. Dietrich Reetz
is senior research fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient and external faculty member of political science at the Free University Berlin. The focus of his research is on global Muslim identities with special emphasis on South, Southeast and Central Asia, as well as Europe.
He is a Principle Investigator (PI) for Political Science / South Asia at the Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies at Free University Berlin since 2008.
Since 2011, he is academic adviser of the World Economic Forum, Davos, for South Asia, attending the Global Agenda Council on Pakistan (2011-2014) and India Economic Summits.

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