Islam and politics in South Asia

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Ahmad, Irfan. (2013). Islam and politics in South Asia. In In J. L. Esposito and E. E. Shahin (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics pp. 324 - 339 Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195395891.013.023
AuthorsAhmad, Irfan
EditorsJ. L. Esposito and E. E. Shahin
Abstract

This article examines the development of Jama`at-e-Islami (Jama`at) in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. It first traces the history and ideology of Jama`at as formulated by Mawdudi in colonial India. It then discusses important milestones in Jama`at’s transformation across south Asia. It begins with Indian Jama`at before moving on to the transformation of Jama`at in Pakistan and Bangladesh. It concludes with some general observations on the modality and nature of Islamist politics in south Asia. My central argument is that to craft a fresh framework we ought to interrogate the hegemonic liberal and geo-strategic understandings of religion/Islam and politics in general and of Jama`at-e-Islami in particular.

Page range324 - 339
Year2013
Book titleThe Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of publicationNew York, United States of America
ISBN9780195395891
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195395891.013.023
Research GroupInstitute for Religion, Politics, and Society
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