New Book: Muslims in India : Contemporary, Social and Political Discourses (Yoginder Sikand)

New Book: Muslims in India : Contemporary, Social and Political Discourses

By Yoginder Sikand

Pages : 278, ISBN :  817871115X

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About The Book

This book is a collection of essays on various aspects of lived Islam and Muslim social reality in contemporary India . Moving away from the normative discourse that characterises much discussion and debate about Muslims, it seeks to highlight the complex interactions between religion and a host of economic, social and political factors that help shape Indian Muslim identities. It draws attention to the multiple expressions of Islam and Muslim identity and challenges the notion of a Muslim monolith. This it does by looking at the ways in which various Indian Muslim organisations, activists and intellectuals are seeking to respond to various challenges that Muslims in India are today faced with, such as growing demands for gender justice, the imperative to dialogue with people of other faiths and the need to respond to Hindutva, Islamist and Islamophobic discourses and politics.

CONTENTS

Preface

SECTION ONE : MADRASAS AND

ISLAMIC EDUCATION

1. Madrasas, Terrorism and the Indian State

2. Madrasas and Intra-Muslim Rivalry

3. Reforming the Indian Madrasas

4. The Islamic Fiqh Academy : New Steps in    

Madrasa Reform

5. New Horizons for Muslim Women

6. A Deobandi Mullah’s Diatribe Against ‘Modern’ Education For Girls

7. America Courts the ‘Ulama

SECTION TWO : MUSLIMS AS MINORITIES—INTER-

RELIGIOUS AND INTRA-MUSLIM RELATIONS

8. The Indian ‘Ulama and the Freedom Struggle

9. ‘The Glories of India’: Patriotism in Islamic     Discourse

10. Muslims as Minorities: An Alternate Islamic   Perspective

11. Towards a Fiqh for Muslim Minorities

12. Dissecting Dialogue: Thoughts on Islam and   Inter-Faith Relations

13. Jama’at-i Islami Hind: Signs of Change?

14. World Social Forum and Mumbai Resistance: Whither Indian Muslims?

15. The Limits of Radicalism: Thoughts on the SIMI Ban

16. Self-Styled Imam Raises Flurry of Fatwas

17. Countering Conspiracy Claims

18. The Politics of Competitive Jihadism

19. The Spectre of Sectarianism: Analyzing the Ahl-i Hadith

20. ‘Conversion’ Convulsions in Basti Nizamuddin

21. Intra-Muslim Sectarian Rivalries and the ‘Ulama

22. Shi’a-Sunni Relations: Some Reflections

23. Shi’a-Sunni Dialogue: Kalbe Sadiq’s Theology of Islamic Ecumenism

SECTION THREE : ISLAM, WAR AND PEACE

IN KASHMIR

24. Hopes for Reconciliation in Kashmir

25. Peace in Kashmir: Engaging Creatively With Religion

26. A Different Doda

SECTION FOUR : DEBATING MUSLIM WOMEN

AND ISLAMIC LAW

27. Furore Over Family Planning

28. Triple Talaq in One Sitting: An Islamic Counter-Perspective

29. Women in the Mosque

30. Reforming Muslim Personal Law in India: The Fyzee Formula

31. Muslim Personal Law: Demand for Reforms in Inheritance Laws

32. Patriarchy and Sectarianism: Explaining the Dissensions in the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board

33. Yet Another Board: Indian Shias Stress Separate Identity

34. Shari’ah Court Campaign in India

35. Shari’ah Court Campaign: The AIMPLB’s Perspective

36. AIMPLB’s ‘Model’ Nikahnamah : Much Ado About Nothing

SECTION FIVE : HINDU-MUSLIM RELATIONS AND

THE HINDUTVA CHALLENGE

37. Hindutva Appropriation of a Sufi Saint: Piety and Politics in Chikmagalur

38. Ayodhya’s Forgotten Muslim Past

About the Author: Dr Yoginder Sikand is a seasoned author on Islam and Muslims in South Asia . He holds a doctorate in history from London Univeristy and has done post doctoral research at the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden , the Netherlands. He has written several books on Islam and Muslims in contemporary India including Sacred Spaces: Exploring Traditions of Shared Faith in India (Penguin, 2003), Muslims in India Since 1947: Islamic Perspectives on Inter-Faith Relations (Routledge Curzon, 2004), Islam, Caste and Dalit Muslim relations in India and Struggling to be Heard: South Asian Muslim Voices. He is currently a freelance researcher based in Bangalore.


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