Islam in India

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Atlantic Publishers & Dist, 1921 - Islam - 374 pages
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When The British Began Their Rule In India The Muslims Had Been In Power For Several Centuries. Yet Their Customs Were Strange To The Newcomers And Differed Also From Those Of The Mohammedans They Had Met Further West. The New Wielders Of Power, Many Of Them Earnest Young Men Straight From England, Required Some Knowledge Of The People They Were To Govern.G.A. Herklots Was Greatly Interested In The Customs And Religions Of India, And Began To Collect Material For A Book Of His Own. Then He Met Ja Far Sharif, And Pursuaded Him To Write The Book In The Dakkhini Language. In 1832 He Was Able To Publish A Translation Of The Work.The Present Edition Was Enlarged, Extensively Edited And Reassembled By William Crooke. Thus It Is Now A Very Readable Account Of The Beliefs And Practices Of The Muslims Of Both The Shi A And The Sunni Sect That Were Prevalent In India In The Eighteenth Century, With A Modern Explanation And Background Bringing It Up To Date.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
CHAPTER II
17
CHAPTER III
35
CHAPTER IV
43
Age at which the rite is performed the operation female circum
48
i
60
DEATH
89
CHAPTER X
109
CHAPTER XXI
203
CHAPTER XXIII
210
CHAPTER XXVI
218
CHAPTER XXVII
247
CHAPTER XXVIII
264
CHAPTER XXIX
274
CHAPTER XXXI
283
DRESS THE TOILET
300

CHAPTER XI
125
CHAPTER XII
134
CHAPTER XIII
144
THE MUHARRAM FESTIVAL
151
CHAPTER XV
186
CHAPTER XVII
192
CHAPTER XXXIII
313
CHAPTER XXXV
325
CHAPTER XXXVI
331
EPILOGUE Page
339
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