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Moderate or Militant: Images of India's Muslims

Mushirul Hasan


Though Islam and Muslims form an integral part of the rich history and culture of India, their voice in present times is a muted one. Academic discourse in the West, which is increasingly engaging with Islam, often chooses to ignore their existence. Much of what is written about India's Muslims, by Indian as well as Western scholars, tends to highlight the reactionary and strident over the moderate and normal. In this book, Mushirul Hasan articulates a vision of Islam or rather the many different kinds of Islam, instead of the frightening monolith of popular perception, living in harmony with ... More

Keywords: Islam and Muslims, academic discourse in West, India's Muslims, traditionalists, Indian Muslims, Aziz Ahmad, Mohammad Mujeeb

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195695311
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695311.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mushirul Hasan, author
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi