|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
About The Book
The political transition from rule by the Muslim Mughal dynaasty to British colonial rule led to a basic religious reorientation among Indian Muslims. At this time of transformation in the early nineteenth century, a key Muslim movement called the Tariqah-I-Muhammadiyah or Muhammadi movement, also referred to as the Mujahidin Or Indian Wahabi movement, gathered force in northwest India. Although the Muhammadi reformers gained recognition by waging a jihad (holy war), a much familiar and feared word today, the jihad was only one manifestation of a fundamental change in religious thought and organization. Using Muhammadi sources as well as the contemporary accounts of the movement by Muslim and British observers, this incisive study makes an important comment on the historical interaction of social and religious forces in the nineteenth century in the Indian subcontinent.
About The Author
Harlan O. Pearson graduated from the University of Minnesota and completed his Ph.D. at the Department of History at Duke University. After teaching at the University of Minnesota as a Visiting Assistant Professor, he studied computer science and has worked as a software engineer developing communications and network systems.
|Title:||Islamic Reform And Revival In 19Th Century India||Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|