SoSe 17: 'Reform' and 'Modernity': Islam and Muslims in Colonial South Asia
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Zum Modul gehöriger Lektürekurs: 14224 bei Prof. Krämer, montags 14-15 Uhr. ACHTUNG! Der Lektürekurs beginnt bereits am Freitag, 21.4., 14 Uhr, und entfällt am Montag, 24.4.!
The period of British colonial domination in South Asia, extending for almost two hundred years between 1757 and 1947, saw fundamental transformations in Muslim societies and religion throughout the ... Lesen Sie weiter
The period of British colonial domination in South Asia, extending for almost two hundred years between 1757 and 1947, saw fundamental transformations in Muslim societies and religion throughout the region. The destruction and disempowerment of Muslim states altered structures of power and patronage to the disadvantage of Muslim elites. At the same time, religion was strengthened as a central factor of social and political identities through institutions and practices such as religiously-defined laws, the census, and representative politics. Discourses, practices, and technologies associated with ‘Modernity’ transformed patterns of authority and public debate. Accelerated flows of information and greater mobility of people tied South Asian Muslims more firmly into transregional religious networks. And the challenge of social transformations within and without Muslim communities encouraged new responses to religious practices and social identities. The aim of this course is to provide an overview over the range of social, religious, and political transformations in South Asian Muslim societies from the establishment of British domination to the Partition of the subcontinent along religious lines at independence. Schließen