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How best do we survive? : a modern political history of the Tamil Muslims, Kenneth McPherson

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How best do we survive? : a modern political history of the Tamil Muslims
Title
How best do we survive?
Title remainder
a modern political history of the Tamil Muslims
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth McPherson
Title variation
Modern political history of the Tamil muslims
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This book traces the social and political history of the Muslims of south India from the later nineteenth century through to Independence in 1947, and the contours that followed. It describes a community in search of political survival amidst an ever-changing climate, and the fluctuating fortunes it had in dealing with the rise of Indian nationalism, the local political nuances of that rise, and its own changing position as part of the wider Muslim community in India. --
  • Arguing that Partition and the foundation of Pakistan in 1947 were neither the goal nor the necessarily inescapable result of the growth of communal politics and sentiment, the book analyses the local variations of the events leading to Partition. Neither the fact of Muslim communalism per se before 1947 nor the existence of separate Muslim electorates provides an explanation for Pakistan. It advances the theory that micro-level studies of the operation of the former, and the defense of the latter, in British India can lead to a better understanding of the origins of communalism and, specifically, the variations of Islamic identity to be found globally. The book makes an important contribution to understanding and dealing with the complexities of communalism be it Hindu, Muslim or Christian {u1D60}and its often tragic consequences. --
  • The book will be of interest to those studying history, area studies and South Asia programmes, comparative politics, sociology and geography. --
  • The book traces the social and political history of the Muslims of south India from the later nineteenth century through to Independence in 1947. It describes a community in search of political survival amidst rising Indian nationalism, the local political nuances of that rise, and its own changing position --
  • It argues that Partition and the foundation of Pakistan in 1947 were neither the goal nor the necessarily inescapable result of the growth of communal politics and sentiment, and analyses the local variations of the events leading to Partition. The book advances the theory that micro-level studies of the operation of the former, and the defense of the latter, in British India can lead to a better understanding of the origins of communalism and, specifically, the variations of Islamic identity to be found globally. --Book Jacket
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McPherson, Kenneth
Dewey number
297
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
South Asian history and culture
Series volume
1
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  • Muslims
  • Muslims
  • India, South
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How best do we survive? : a modern political history of the Tamil Muslims, Kenneth McPherson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-239] and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
650682446
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780415589130
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)650682446
Label
How best do we survive? : a modern political history of the Tamil Muslims, Kenneth McPherson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-239] and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
650682446
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780415589130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)650682446

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