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From Pluralism to Separatism: Qasbas in Colonial Awadh

Mushirul Hasan


Drawing on the family history of the Kidwais who lived in the little village of Masauli and its neighbouring areas in Bara Banki district in the United Provinces, this book provides a colourful account of the qasbati life in colonial Awadh and highlights the pluralism and multiculturalism that characterized it. Moreover, it explores the nature and strength of the social ties that have united the Kidwais and the social effects of these ties. In an attempt to present a social-family history, the book situates Wilayat Ali Kidwai (1885–1918) and his family in the qasbas, Muslim settlements that fu ... More

Keywords: Kidwais, family history, Masauli, Bara Banki district, United Provinces, pluralism, multiculturalism, qasbas, Awadh, popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195693232
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693232.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mushirul Hasan, author
Vice Chancellor Jamia Millia Islamia