Pan-Islam in British Indian Politics: A Study of the Khilafat Movement, 1918-1924

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BRILL, 1999 - Social Science - 543 pages
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A correct perspective on the origins and development of pan-Islam in British India had eluded writers for years. The author treats the subject comprehensively and highlights links between pan-Islam and nationalist movements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In focus is the Khilafat movement (1918-1924) which, with its distinct religio-political dynamics, aimed at saving Ottoman Turkey from dismemberment as well as securing self-government for India. Extensively utilizing a variety of archival and other source materials, the author unfolds the fascinating story of how, in concert with secular forces, the pan-Islamic appeal was mobilized for political gains in the broader context of the British policy towards Turkey and India. The book also examines the gradual transition of Muslim politics from pan-Islam to territorial nationalism, especially after the Turks abolished the caliphate and the Indians plunged back into communal strife.
  

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Contents

PanIslam in the Indian Environment
9
Inception and Growth of the Khilafat Movement
88
Hijrat to Afghanistan
174
The Noncooperation Experiment
233
Decline of the Movement
317
The Last Phase
363
Epilogue
414
Appendices
425
d The Mappila Rebellion of 19211922
445
Glossary
458
Selected Bibliography
476
Index
511
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M. Naeem Qureshi, Ph.D. (London), formerly, Professor of History in Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, is at present Head of Humanities Program at GIK Institute, Topi (NWFP), Pakistan. He has published extensively in the field of modern South Asia and politics of Islam.

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