History of Islam in South Asia
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Description: Muslims have been present in South Asia for 14 centuries. Nearly 40% of the people of this vast land mass follow the religion of Islam, and Muslim contribution to the cultural heritage of the sub-continent has been extensive. This textbook provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with a comprehensive account of the history of Islam in India, encompassing political, socio-economic, cultural and intellectual aspects.Using a chronological framework, the book discusses the main events in each period between c. 600 CE and the present day, along with the key social and cultural themes. It discusses a range of topics, including:How power was secured, and how was it exercisedThe crisis of confidence caused by the arrival of the West in the sub-continentHow the Indo-Islamic synthesis in various facets of life and culture came aboutExcerpts at the end of each chapter allow for further discussion, and detailed maps alongside the text help visualise the changes through each time period. Introducing the reader to the issues concerning the Islamic past of South Asia, the book is a useful text for students and scholars of South Asian History and Religious Studies.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/8/2013
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|The Era of Arab Predominance|
|Turkish Power and Persian Culture in the Age of Transition|
|The Delhi Sultanate at its Zenith|
|New Centres of Muslim Power and Culture|
|The Mughal Ascendancy: Akbar and his Successors|
|The Age of Mughal Disintegration|
|Muslims under the East India Company|
|Stirrings of a Muslim Modernity under the Raj|
|Unity or Separatism? Muslim Dilemma at the End of the Raj|
|Epilogue: New Challenges in a Fractured Subcontinent|