Islamicate Traditions in South Asia: Themes from Culture and History

By: Agnieszka Kuczkiewicz-Fras (Ed.)

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Contents: Places and Images. 1. Nostalgia in the re-construction of Muslim identity in the aftermath of 1857 and the myth of Delhi/Daniela Bredi. 2. Images of India's Muslim past in modern Hindi poetry - five poems on three cities by Kunwar Narain/Renata Czekalska. 3. History preserved in names: Delhi urban toponyms of Perso-Arabic origin/Agnieszka Kuczhkiewicz-Fras. People. 4. Zay Khay Sheen, Aligarh's purdah-nashin poet/Gail Minault. 5. Jihadi literature? Some novels of Nasim Hijazi/Christina Oesterheld. 6. Between tradition and modernity: Fatima Jinnah/Kamila Junik.7. Sir Sayyid's pubic sphere: Urdu print and oratory in nineteenth century India/ David Lelyveld. Ideas and Notions.8. Power, culture and language of poetry: the transition from Vali to Ghalib/Mehr Afshan Farooqi. 9. The Language of love: a study of the amorous and erotic associations of Urdu/Tariq Rahman. 10. Muslims and Hindus: Urdu and Hindi/Harish Trivedi. 11. Hasan and Husain as the Sons of Muhammad: A contemporary treatise from Bangladesh/Rahul Peter Das. History and Language. 12. On the road of failure: the Afghans in Mughal India/Andre Wink. 13. Persian Lexicography in South Asia/Kinga Maciuszak. 14. The learning of Persian in South Asia: the curricula and educational institutions for teaching Persian in South Asia/Tariq Rahman. The Islamicate traditions of South Asia, a unique phenomenon resulting from the cohabitation and mutual influences of non-Muslim and Muslim societies, are the focus of the fourteen articles presented in this volume. The texts, written by invited specialists in different fields, cover a large array of themes. The main issues discussed by the authors refer to the widely understood cultural environment of South Asian Muslims, including their language, literature, history, thought and traditions. This book is important for those who are dealing with the problematic of Islam and Islamicate cultural traditions in the form in which these features are present in the vast and differentiated area of South Asia. It will also prove to be a useful reference tool for students of humanities in general, and of South Asian studies in particular, especially those interested in Muslim history, culture and literature. Printed Pages: 414

Title: Islamicate Traditions in South Asia: Themes from Culture and History

Author Name: Agnieszka Kuczkiewicz-Fras (Ed.)

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173049750

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Keywords: Islamicate Traditions in South Asia: Themes from Culture and History Agnieszka Kuczkiewicz-Fras (Ed.)