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From pluralism to separatism : qasbas in colonial Awadh /
Mushirul Hasan.
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New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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viii, 334 p. : ill., 1 folded map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0195666089
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New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2004.
isbn
0195666089
catalogue key
5841694
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-313) and indexes.
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Mushirul Hasan draws on the family history of the Kidwais of the Bara Banki district of the United Provinces to provide a colourful account of the qasbati life in colonial Awadh, highlighting the pluralism and multiculturalism that characterized it.
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In this engaging and thoroughly researched volume, Mushirul Hasan draws on the family history of the Kidwais of Bara Banki district of the United Provinces to provide a colorful account of the qasbati life in colonial Awadh, highlighting the pluralism and multiculturalism that characterized it.
Long Description
In this significant work, Mushirul Hasan draws on the family history of the Kidwais of Bara Banki district of the United Provinces to provide an engaging and colourful account of the qasbati life in colonial Awadh. Professor Hasan invokes a fragmanet of Bara Banki's past and present, highlighting the guiding principles of the qasbah people, whether expressed in rituals, in religion, fairs and festivals around shrines, in political activity, in inter-community relations, or in the routines of daily life. He profiles the life and times of many individuals hailing from the qasbati milieu who became leading personalities in various fields in independent India. The most important of these was Rafi Ahmad Kidawi, who hailed from the family whose story forms the core of this book. What was unique about life in the qasbah was the pluralism and mulitculuralism that characterized it, and it is this aspect of qabati culutre that the author focuses on. The author ends with an evocative concluding chapter on the consequences of Partition on the social make-up of the district of Bara Banki, leaving behind at best a fractured legacy of previous syncretism and boundless creativity.
Long Description
In this significant work, Mushirul Hasan draws on the family history of the Kidwais of Bara Banki district of the United Provinces to provide an engaging and colourful account of the qasbati life in colonial Awadh. Professor Hasan invokes a fragmanet of Bara Banki's past and present, highlighting the guiding principles of the qasbah people, whether expressed in rituals, in religion, fairs and festivals around shrines, in political activity, in inter-communityrelations, or in the routines of daily life. He profiles the life and times of many individuals hailing from the qasbati milieu who became leading personalities in various fields in independent India. The most important of these was Rafi Ahmad Kidawi, who hailed from the family whose story forms the coreof this book. What was unique about life in the qasbah was the pluralism and mulitculuralism that characterized it, and it is this aspect of qabati culutre that the author focuses on. The author ends with an evocative concluding chapter on the consequences of Partition on the social make-up of the district of Bara Banki, leaving behind at best a fractured legacy of previous syncretism and boundless creativity.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Living in a Qasba
Negotiating Identities
The Local and the National
The Family Saga
Religious and Cultural Encounters
In Allah's own Country
The Joy of Faith
Moral Conduct and Political Morailty
The Story of Three Lives
The City and its people
An Illusion Fading
In the Shado of the Partition
Gardish-e dauran
Vicissitudes of Fortune
Tables
Towns and villages in the tahsils of Bara Banki district
List of taluqdars holding land in Bara Banki district, 1903
Pargana-wise population by region and occupation, 1895
Geneology of Qazi Kidwa's Family
Fairs in Bara Banki district, 1903
Bara Banki's populatio according to religion and Scheduled Castes, 1951.
Maps
Bibliography
Glossary
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