Islamic Civilization in South Asia: A History of Muslim Power and Presence in the Indian Subcontinen (BOK)

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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, as well as the general reader, 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 exercised The crisis of confidence caused by the arrival of the West in the sub-continent How the Indo-Islamic synthesis in various facets of life and culture came about Excerpts 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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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Burjor Avari
Forlag
ROUTLEDGE
ISBN 9780415580625
Antall sider 336 Vekt 544 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Asian history, History of religion, Islamic studies

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