By Ayesha Jalal
Self and Sovereignty surveys the function of person Muslim women and men inside India and Pakistan from 1850 via to decolonisation and the partition period.
Commencing in colonial instances, this ebook explores and translates the ancient methods wherein the notion of the Muslim person and the neighborhood of Islam has been reconfigured through the years. Self and Sovereignty examines the connection among Islam and nationalism and the person, neighborhood, classification and cultural alterations that experience formed the discourse and politics of Muslim identification. in addition to interesting dialogue of political and non secular pursuits, tradition and paintings, this publication contains research of:
* press, poetry and politics in overdue 19th century India
* the politics of language and id - Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi
* Muslim id, cultural differnce and nationalism
* the Punjab and the politics of Union and Disunion
* the production of Pakistan
Covering a interval of vast upheaval and infrequently devastating violence, this paintings is a crucial and enlightening perception into the background of Muslims in South Asia.
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