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Muslim Writings on Hinduism in Colonial India


 
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1. Title Title of document Muslim Writings on Hinduism in Colonial India - Words of Experience
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Ali Mian; Seattle University;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Carl W. Ernst; Islamic studies; translating Islamic texts; Qur'an; Sufism
 
5. Subject Subject classification Islamic Studies
 
6. Description Abstract Carl Ernst’s scholarship on Hindu-Muslim interactions in pre-colonial South Asia enables us to theorize the broader “hermeneutical structures” that underpin Muslim writings on “Hinduism” in the modern period. Building on Ernst’s work, I examine the multiple discursive registers Muslims used to construct “Hinduism” in colonial India. I argue that while colonialism and communalism were important socio-political processes in colonial India, contemporary textual records point us to consider the significance of numerous additional socio-political factors. Hindu-Muslim encounters in colonial India were therefore articulated and embodied in multiple ways, including those that challenge both Hindu fundamentalism and Muslim separatism.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 24-Mar-2021
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/38421
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.38421
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Words of Experience
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd