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- DescriptionThe articles in this volume build up ethgraphic analysis complementary to the historiography of South Asian Islam, which has explored the emergence of reformism in the context of specific political and religious circumstances of nineteenth-century British India. Taking up diverse popular and scholarly debates as well as everyday religious practices, this volume also breaks away from the dominant trend of mainstream ethgraphic work, which celebrates Sufi-inspired forms of Islam as tolerant, plural, authentic and so on, pitted against a 'reformist' Islam. Urging a more nuanced examination of all forms of reformism and their reception in practice, the contributions here powerfully demonstrate the historical and geographical specificities of reform projects. In doing so, they challenge prevailing perspectives in which substantially different traditions of reform are lumped together into one reified category (often carelessly shorthanded as 'wah'habism') and branded as extremist - if t altogether demonised as terrorist.
- Author BiographyFilippo Osella is Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex. Caroline Osella is Reader in Anthropology with reference to South Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication16/05/2013
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note2 b/w illus.
- Weight990 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine42 mm
- Edited byCaroline Osella,Filippo Osella
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