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Governing Islam Law, Empire, and Secularism in Modern South Asia

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ISBN-10: 1316626288

ISBN-13: 9781316626283

Edition: 2018

Authors: Julia Stephens

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Governing Islam traces the colonial roots of contemporary struggles between Islam and secularism in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The book uncovers the paradoxical workings of colonial laws that promised to separate secular and religious spheres, but instead fostered their vexed entanglement. It shows how religious laws governing families became embroiled with secular laws governing markets, and how calls to protect religious liberties clashed with freedom of the press. By following these interactions Stephens asks us to reconsider where law is and what it is. Her narrative weaves between state courts, Islamic fatwas on ritual performance, and intimate marital disputes to reveal how…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/21/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.94" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English