Author: Murray T Titus
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8121511488
Nothing is so fascinating as the study of a people. The Muslims of India are particularly interesting, but, strange to say, little has ever been written about them. True, political histories deal with their conquests and political life, but the people themselves and their religion have had scant attention.
It is with the greatest diffidence, therefore, that this book has been attempted. The ground is so unbroken, the field is so vast, the resources, though often hidden, are so varied and extensive, and one’s lack of knowledge in such an enormous field is such a handicap, that it has been difficult to make progress. The manners and customs, as well as the main theological outlines of Islam, have been excluded.
More than a quarter-of-a-century has elapsed since the publication of Indian Islam by the Oxford University Press, under the auspices of the Literature Department of the National council of the Young Men’s Christian Associations of India, Burma and Ceylon. With the partition of India and the birth of Pakistan in August, 1947 a wholly new situation, with reference to the Muslims of the Indian peninsula was created. This vivisection of India, and the creation of a new nation, Pakistan, which is the largest Muslim nation in the world, has made necessary the revision of Indian Islam under a new title: Islam in India and Pakistan.
1. The religious objective of the Muslim conquerors.
2. The methods of the conquerors.
3. Peaceful penetration.
4. Organization of the Sunni community.
5. Shi'ahs and Mahdawis.
6. Religious orders.
8. Islam in its Hindu environment.
9. Modern movements: reactionary and progressive.
10. The parting of the ways.
11. The new Muslim apologetic and polemic.
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