Historical and Comparative Aspects
Routledge – 2004 – 208 pages
Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies
This volume examines Muslim societies across Europe, North Africa, Central Asia and South Asia from the eighteenth century to the present, providing fresh insight through comparison. Movements and populations covered include the nineteenth century North African Sansusi movement and its relationships to Sufis and Arabs of the region, Soviet and Chinese Central Asia, Muslim-Hindu relationships in South Asia, Muslims in Syria and Muslim immigrants in Europe.
Preface Introduction: Islam in the Middle Eastern Studies: Muslims and Minorities 1. Sufism and Foreign Rule in Africa: Politics and Piety 2. The Andijan Uprising Reconsidered 3. Faction Struggles among the Bukharan Ulama during the Colonial, the Revolutionary and the Early Soviet period (1868-1929): A Paradigm for History Writing? 4. "Majorities" and "Monorities" in Modern South Asian Islam: A Historian's Perspective 5. The Politics in a Partition riot: Calcutta in August 1946 6. Muslims in Western Europe: Socio-historical Developments and Trends 7. Comment 1: Symbiosis and Conflict: Reflections on Andalusi History and Historiography 8. Comment 2: A Discussion including the Middle East