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The Resource Islamism and democracy in India : the transformation of Jamaat-e-Islami, Irfan Ahmad

Islamism and democracy in India : the transformation of Jamaat-e-Islami, Irfan Ahmad

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Islamism and democracy in India : the transformation of Jamaat-e-Islami
Title
Islamism and democracy in India
Title remainder
the transformation of Jamaat-e-Islami
Statement of responsibility
Irfan Ahmad
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Language
eng
Summary
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind is the most influential Islamist organization in India today. Founded in 1941 by Syed Abul Ala Maududi with aim of spreading Islamic values in the subcontinent, Jamaat and its young offshoot, the Student Islamic Movement of India or SIMI, have been watched closely by Indian security services since September 11. In particular, SIMI has been accused of being behind terrorist bombings. This book is the first in-depth examination of India's Jamaat-e-Islami and SIMI, exploring political Islam's complex relationship with democracy and providing a rare window into Islamist trajectory in a Muslim-minority context. Irfan Ahmad conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork at a school in the town of Aligarh, among student activists at Aligarh Muslim University, at a madrasa in Azamgarh, and during Jamaat's participation in elections in 2002. He deftly traces Jamaat's changing position in relation to India's secular democracy and the group's gradual ideological shift toward religious pluralism and tolerance. Ahmad demonstrates how the rise of militant Hindu nationalism since the 1980s, evident in the destruction of the Babri mosque and widespread violence against Muslims, led to SIMI's radicalization, its rejection of pluralism, and its call for jihad. Islamism and Democracy in India argues that when secular democracy is responsive to the traditions and aspirations of its Muslim citizens, Muslims in turn embrace pluralism and democracy. But when democracy becomes majoritarian and exclusionary, Muslims turn radical--Publisher's description
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digitized
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1974-
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Ahmad, Irfan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in Muslim politics
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  • Jamāʻat-i Islāmī (India)
  • Jamāʻat-i Islāmī (India)
  • Jamāʻat-i Islāmī (India)
  • Jamaat-e Islami
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and secularism
  • India
  • Democracy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • RELIGION
  • Democracy
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and secularism
  • Political participation
  • Politics and government
  • India
  • Ideologie
  • Indien
  • Islam
  • Demokratie
  • Politik
  • Religion
  • Indien
  • Islam och politik
  • Demokrati
  • Indien
Label
Islamism and democracy in India : the transformation of Jamaat-e-Islami, Irfan Ahmad
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. I. Fieldwork and historical context -- Doing fieldwork in times of war -- Contextualizing the formation and ideology of Islamism -- pt. II. Zigzags to Allah's kingdom -- Educating the children -- Mobilizing the young -- Defining Islam: conflict and democratization -- pt. III. Opposition and negotiation -- Invoking Jihad -- Negotiating the idol: secularism, democracy, and Allah's kingdom
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on1049974821
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1 online resource (xx, 306 pages)
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online
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9781400833795
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations, maps
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22573/ctv4v4r4j
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1049974821
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Islamism and democracy in India : the transformation of Jamaat-e-Islami, Irfan Ahmad
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. I. Fieldwork and historical context -- Doing fieldwork in times of war -- Contextualizing the formation and ideology of Islamism -- pt. II. Zigzags to Allah's kingdom -- Educating the children -- Mobilizing the young -- Defining Islam: conflict and democratization -- pt. III. Opposition and negotiation -- Invoking Jihad -- Negotiating the idol: secularism, democracy, and Allah's kingdom
Control code
on1049974821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 306 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400833795
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv4v4r4j
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1049974821
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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