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Living together separately : cultural India in history and politics /
edited by Mushirul Hasan and Asim Roy.
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New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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ix, 427 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN
0195669215, 9780195669213
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New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
isbn
0195669215
9780195669213
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Introduction / AIsim Roy -- Perspectives. Thinking over 'Popular Islam' in South Asia: search for a paradigm / Asim Roy -- References to tradition in South Asia / Peter van der Veer -- Colonial language classification, post-colonial language movements, and the grassroot multilingualism ethos in India / Annie Montaut -- Reinventing democratic citizenship in a plural society / Gurpreet Mahajan -- Processes. A 'Holi Riot' of 1714: versions irom Ahmedabad and Delhi / Najaf Haider -- Living together: Ajmer as a paradigm for the (South) Asian city / Shail Mayaram -- The cow-saving Muslim saint: elite and folk representations of a tomb cult in Oudh / Kerrin Gräfin Schwerin -- A genre of composite creativity: Marsiya and its performance in Awadh / Madhu Trivedi -- Of graveyards and ghettos: Muslims in partitioned West Bengal 1947-67 / Joya Chatterji -- From beehive cells to civil space: a history of Indian matrimony / Nupur Chaudhary and Rajat Kanta Ray -- Actors. Joint narratives, separate nations: Qurratulain Hyder's Aag ka Darya / Kumkum Sangari -- From princely court to house of commons: D.O. Dyce Sombre (1808-51) from Sardhana to London / Michael H. Fisher -- Sharif culture and colonial rule: a Maulvi-missionary encounter / Mushirul Hasan -- Living together separately: the 'Ulama of Farangi Mahall, c. 1700-c. 1950 / Francis Robinson -- Millat and Mazhab: rethinking Iqbal's political vision / Farzana Shaikh -- Reinventing Islamic politics in interwar India: the clergy commitment to 'composite nationalism' / Barbara Metcalf -- The colonial context of Muslim separatism: from Sayyid Ahmad Barelvi to Sayyid Ahmad Khan / David Lelyveld -- Bibliographical essay / Adnan Farooqi and Vasundhara Sirnate - Contributors.
abstract
Contributed papers presented at a conference held on December 18-21, 2002.
catalogue key
6807113
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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'The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of Islam in modern India and for anyone working on modern India who is interested in this important question of 'living together separately'.'Times Higher Education Supplement
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Long Description
This collection of essays effectively reflects the ongoing debate around the ideas of syncretism, synthesis, and pluralism in South Asia today. It discusses various aspects of syncretism in India while problematizing the very concept of syncretism. The essays pose a number of pertinent and relevant questions, even as they focus on various individuals, moments, and encounters in Indian history. How does one define syncretism? What is the difference between syncretism and pluralism?Is it possible to live together separately? The volume takes a fresh look at various historical events, personalities, and phenomena, and makes an effort to revise many long-held, black-and-white, uni-dimensional views such as unity in diversity and composite culture . This volume boasts of animpressive array of well-known scholars, such as Asim Roy, Michael Fisher, Francis Robinson, Gurpreet Mahajan, Shail Mayaram, Barbara Metcalf, David Lelyveld, Alok Bhalla, Sudhir Chandra, Farzana Shaikh, Peter van de r Veer, Rajat Kanta Ray, and Kumkum Sangari. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval and modern Indian history as well as lay readers interested in the question of Indian pluralism as reflected in its history.
Main Description
This collection of essays effectively reflects the ongoing debate around the ideas of syncretism, synthesis, and pluralism in South Asia today. It discusses various aspects of syncretism in India while problematizing the very concept of syncretism. The essays pose a number of pertinent andrelevant questions, even as they focus on various individuals, moments, and encounters in Indian history. How does one define syncretism? What is the difference between syncretism and pluralism? Is it possible to live together separately? The volume takes a fresh look at various historical events,personalities, and phenomena, and makes an effort to revise many long-held, black-and-white, uni-dimensional views such as unity in diversity and composite culture . This volume boasts of an impressive array of well-known scholars, such as Asim Roy, Michael Fisher, Francis Robinson, GurpreetMahajan, Shail Mayaram, Barbara Metcalf, David Lelyveld, Alok Bhalla, Sudhir Chandra, Farzana Shaikh, Peter van de r Veer, Rajat Kanta Ray, and Kumkum Sangari. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval and modern Indian history as well as lay readers interested in thequestion of Indian pluralism as reflected in its history.
Main Description
This collection of essays effectively reflects the ongoing debate around the ideas of syncretism, synthesis, and pluralism in South Asia today. It discusses various aspects of syncretism in India while problematizing the very concept of syncretism. The essays pose a number of pertinent and relevant questions, even as they focus on various individuals, moments, and encounters in Indian history. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval and modern Indian history as well as lay readers interested in the question of Indian pluralism as reflected in its history.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Perspectives
Thinking over Popular Islam in South Asia: Search for aParadigm
References to Tradition in South Asia
Colonial Language Classification, Post-colonial Language Movements, and theGrassroots Multilingualism Ethos in India
Reinventing Democratic Citizenship in a Plural Society
Processes
A Holi Riot of 1714: Versions from Ahmedabad and Delhi
Living Together: Ajmer as a Paradigm for the (South) Asian City
The Cow-saving Muslim Saint: Elite and Folk Representations of a Tomb Cult inOudh
A Genre of Composite Ceravity: Marsiya and its Performance in Awadh
Of Graveyards and Ghettos: Muslim in Partitioned West Bengal,1947 1967
From Beehive Cells to Civil Space: A History of Indian Matrimony
Actors
Joint Narratives, Separate Nations: Qurratulain Hyder s Aag Ka Darya
From Princely Court to House of Commons: D.O. Dyce Sombre (1808 1851)
Sharif Culture and Colonial Rule: A Maulvi -Missionary Encounter
Living Together Separately: The Ulama of Farangi Mahall c.1700 c
Millat and Mazhab: Rethinking Iqbal s Political Vision
Reinventing Islamic Politics in Inter-war India: The Clergy Commitment toComposite Nationalism
Sampurnanand, Secularism, and Religious Syncretism in UP between the 1930sand 1960s
The Colonial Context of Muslim Separatism: From Sayyid Ahmad Barelvi to Sayyid Ahmad Khan
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