Title Secularizing Islamists?: Jama‘at-e-Islami and Jama‘at-ud-da‘wa in Urban Pakistan
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan/Permanent Black 2011
8178243326 / 9788178243320
Seller ID 101992
Secularizing Islamists? provides a thorough analysis of two Islamist parties in Pakistan, the highly influential Jama‘at-e-Islami and the more militant Jama‘at-ud-Da‘wa, widely blamed for the November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai. Basing her findings on ethnographic work with the two parties in Lahore, Humeira Iqtidar says that these Islamists are involuntarily facilitating secularization within Muslim societies, even as they vehemently oppose secularism. This book offers a fine-grained account of the workings of both parties. It challenges received ideas about the relationship between the ideology of secularism and the processes of secularization.Printed Pages: 234.
Secularizing Islamists?: Jama‘at-e-Islami and Jama‘at-ud-da‘wa in Urban Pakistan Humeira Iqtidar