Beyond Turk and Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamic South Asia
David Gilmartin and Bruce B. Lawrence, eds. Gainsville: University Press of
Florida, 2000 354 pages. Beyond Turk and Hindu grew out of a collection of
Author: Murad Wilfried Hofmann
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.
Eaton, Richard M. 2000a: Temple Desecration and Indo-Muslim States. In David
Gilmartin and Bruce B. Lawrence (eds), Beyond Turk and Hindu: Rethinking
Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia, 246–81. Gainsville: University of
Author: David Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This examination of Hinduism in the context of modernity will be of interest to all students of Hinduism, as well as to those interested in the sociology and history of religion. Shows Hinduism to be a highly dynamic world-view which challenges western notions of modernity. Considers a broad range of topics including women, the caste system, the self, divinities and gurus. Contains up-to-date discussions of modern Hindu culture and beliefs.
Dirks, N. (2001) Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India,
Princeton: Princeton University Press. Eaton, R. (2000) 'Temple Desecration and
Indo-Muslim States', in Beyond Turk and Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in
Author: John Hinnells
Do religions justify and cause violence or are they more appropriately seen as forces for peace and tolerance? Featuring contributions from international experts in the field, this book explores the debate that has emerged in the context of secular modernity about whether religion is a primary cause of social division, conflict and war, or whether this is simply a distortion of the ‘true’ significance of religion and that if properly followed it promotes peace, harmony, goodwill and social cohesion. Focusing on how this debate is played out in the South Asian context, the book engages with issues relating to religion and violence in both its classical and contemporary formations. The collection is designed to look beyond the stereotypical images and idealized portrayals of the peaceful South Asian religious traditions (especially Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sufi), which can occlude their own violent histories and to analyze the diverse attitudes towards, and manifestations of violence within the major religious traditions of South Asia. Divided into three sections, the book also discusses globalization and the theoretical issues that inform contemporary discussions of the relationship between religion and violence.
Nicholson, Andrew J. Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian
Intellectual History. New York: Columbia University ... Beyond Turk and Hindu:
Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia. Gainesville: University
Press of ...
Author: Jeffery D. Long
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism relates the history of Hinduism through a chronology, an introductory essay, photos, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross referenced dictionary entries on Hindu terminology, names of major historical figures and movements, gods and goddesses, prominent temples, terms for items used in Hindu practice, major texts, philosophical concepts, and more. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hinduism.
4 Peter Van der Veer, Religious Nationalism: Hindus and Muslims in India (
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1994). 5 David Gilmartin and Bruce
B. Lawrence, eds, Beyond Turk and Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in ...
Author: Megan Adamson Sijapati
This book draws on extensive fieldwork among Muslims in Nepal to examine the local and global factors that shape contemporary Muslim identity and the emerging Islamic revival movement based in the Kathmandu valley. Nepal's Muslims are active participants in the larger global movement of Sunni revival as well as in Nepal's own local politics of representation. The book traces how these two worlds are lived and brought together in the context of Nepal's transition to secularism, and explores Muslim struggles for self-definition and belonging against a backdrop of historical marginalization and an unprecedented episode of anti-Muslim violence in 2004. Through the voices and experiences of Muslims themselves, the book examines Nepal’s most influential Islamic organizations for what they reveal about contemporary movements of revival among religious minorities on the margins--both geographic and social--of the so-called Islamic world. It reveals that Islamic revival is both a complex response to the challenges faced by modern minority communities in this historically Hindu kingdom and a movement to cultivate new modes of thought and piety among Nepal’s Muslims.
2000. Beyond Turk and Hindu. Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate
South Asia. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. Maurer, Walter Harding, tr.
1986. Pinnacles of India Past: Selections from the Rgveda. Amsterdam: John
Author: David M. Knipe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
For countless generations families have lived in isolated communities in the Godavari Delta of coastal Andhra Pradesh, learning and reciting their legacy of Vedas, performing daily offerings and occasional sacrifices. They are the virtually unrecognized survivors of a 3,700-year-old heritage, the last in India who perform the ancient animal and soma sacrifices according to Vedic tradition. In Vedic Voices, David M. Knipe offers for the first time, an opportunity for them to speak about their lives, ancestral lineages, personal choices as pandits, wives, children, and ways of coping with an avalanche of changes in modern India. He presents a study of four generations of ten families, from those born at the outset of the twentieth century down to their great-grandsons who are just beginning, at the age of seven, the task of memorizing their Veda, the Taittiriya Samhita, a feat that will require eight to twelve years of daily recitations. After successful examinations these young men will reside with the Veda family girls they married as children years before, take their places in the oral transmission of a three-thousand-year Vedic heritage, teach the Taittiriya collection of texts to their own sons, and undertake with their wives the major and minor sacrifices performed by their ancestors for some three millennia. Coastal Andhra, famed for bountiful rice and coconut plantations, has received scant attention from historians of religion and anthropologists despite a wealth of cultural traditions. Vedic Voices describes in captivating prose the geography, cultural history, pilgrimage traditions, and celebrated persons of the region. Here unfolds a remarkable story of Vedic pandits and their wives, one scarcely known in India and not at all to the outside world.
For an alternate way of conceptualizing the works of this literature , see Stewart , "
Alternate Structures of Authority : Satya Pir on the Frontiers of Bengal , " in
Beyond Turk and Hindu : Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The mythic figure Satya Pir has a wide following among Hindus and Muslims alike in the Bangla-speaking regions of South Asia. Believed to be an avatara of krsna, or a Sufi saint, or somehow both, he is worshiped for his ability to bring wealth and comfort to a family. At the heart of this worship is the simple proposition that human dignity and morality are dependent upon a proper livelihood-without wealth, people cannot be expected to live moral lives. Men have a special responsibility to create that stability, but sometimes fail miserably, making ill-advised decisions that compromise the women who are dependent upon them. At these threatening junctures, women must take matters into their own hands, and they call on Satya Pir to help them right the wrongs done by their husbands or fathers. In this book, Tony K. Stewart presents lively translations of eight closely related 18th- and 19th-century Bengali folk tales centered on Satya Pir and the people he helps. To extricate her husband and other family members from these predicaments, one heroine dresses in drag, dons armor to fight cutthroats, slays a raging rhino and hacks off its horn, and takes the prize of the king's daughter, to the consternation of all. In another tale, one woman's husband is magically transformed into a ram and kept by a witch as breeding stock, and another's is transformed into a popinjay parrot, the better to elude her jealous father, intent on protecting his good daughter's virtue. In each case the men are rescued and restored to normal by resourceful women. While the worship of Satya Pir is the ostensible motivation for the tales, they are really demonstrations of the Pir's miraculous powers, which authenticate him as a legitimate object of worship. The tales are also wickedly funny, parodying Brahmins and yogis and kings and sepoys. These surprising and entertaining stories fly in the face of conventional wisdom about the separation of Muslims and Hindus. Moreover, the stories happily stand alone, speaking with an easily recognized if not universal voice of exasperation and amazement at what life throws at us.
... Hindu, and Jain foes at the podium. ... of Akbar: e Majalis of Shaykh Mustafa
Gujarati', in David Gilmartin and Bruce B. Lawrence, eds, Beyond Turk and Hindu
: Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia (Gainesville: 2000), pp.
Author: Muzaffar Alam
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Between the mid-sixteenth and early nineteenth century, the Mughal Empire was an Indo-Islamic dynasty that ruled as far as Bengal in the east and Kabul in the west, as high as Kashmir in the north and the Kaveri basin in the south. The Mughals constructed a sophisticated, complex system of government that facilitated an era of profound artistic and architectural achievement. They promoted the place of Persian culture in Indian society and set the groundwork for South Asia's future development. In this volume, two leading historians of early modern South Asia present nine major joint essays on the Mughal Empire, framed by an essential introductory reflection. Making creative use of materials written in Persian, Indian vernacular languages, and a variety of European languages, their chapters accomplish the most significant innovations in Mughal historiography in decades, intertwining political, cultural, and commercial themes while exploring diplomacy, state-formation, history-writing, religious debate, and political thought. Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam center on confrontations between different source materials that they then reconcile, enabling readers to participate in both the debate and resolution of competing claims. Their introduction discusses the comparative and historiographical approach of their work and its place within the literature on Mughal rule. Interdisciplinary and cutting-edge, this volume richly expands research on the Mughal state, early modern South Asia, and the comparative history of the Mughal, Ottoman, Safavid, and other early modern empires.
... Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling Beyond the National (Minneapolis:
University of Minnesota Press, 1998), pp. ... in David Gilmartin and Bruce B.
Lawrence (eds), Beyond Turk and Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in
Author: Derryl N MacLean
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Focuses on moments in world history when cosmopolitan ideas and actions pervaded specific Muslim societies and cultures, exploring the tensions between regional cultures, isolated enclaves and modern nation-states.
Muzaffar Alam, “Sharia and Governance in Indo-lslamic Context,” in Beyond Turk
and Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia, ed. David
Gilmartin and Bruce B. Lawrence (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000).
Author: Carl W. Ernst
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
The author departs from the Middle Eastern-focused orientation of many guides to Islam, focusing on the religion as a worldwide phenomenon that is practiced by twenty percent of the world's population, covering the various movements within the religion that affect the modern world. (Religion--Islam)
See Tony Stewart's essay in Beyond Turk and Hindu, 2000. 7. Cohen, 2007;
Stewart, 2007. 8. Young, 1995. 9. Karbala is within the geographical boundaries
of present-day Iraq. Nevertheless, Karbala is more than a place, as it symbolically
Author: Afsar Mohammad
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This study is about a popular manifestation of Islamic devotion that embraces a pluralist setting, keeping itself in a dynamic dialogue with non-Muslim practices. With evidence from various public devotional narratives and ritual practices, the author argues that even universal understanding of living Islam remains incomplete if we do not consider this locally produced pluralised devotional setting that surrounds it. He seeks to address various aspects of local and localised Islam through an examination of Gugudu's local and popular transformation of normative Islam, giving particular focus to the various devotional rituals that blend Muslim and Hindu practices in the public event of Muharram.
More than Meets the ( Hindu ) Eye : The Public Sphere as a Space for Alternative
Visions “ in Iconographies and the ... In Hinduism Reconsidered , ed . ... Beyond
Turk and Hindu : Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia .
Author: David E. Ludden
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This classic collection by eminent scholars takes a critical look at the mobilizations, genealogies, and interpretive conflicts that have attended efforts to make India Hindu since the rise to power of Hindu political parties from 1980. The second edition has been updated with a new preface in which Ludden provides an incisive analysis of the recently held elections and highlights how Hindutva operates inside India's political mainstream.