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Let Colour Fill the Flowers, Let Breeze of Early Spring Blow<sup>*</sup>

Mushirul Hasan

in Moderate or Militant

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780195695311
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081509 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695311.003.0003
Let Colour Fill the Flowers, Let Breeze of Early Spring Blow*

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This chapter introduces the debates triggered by the writings on nationalism and communalism-on identity politics, social reforms, and the administrative definition of the Muslims as separate and homogenized. This image of Muslims as separate and homogenized had important implications; it represented a sharp break from the networked mode that had shaped medieval thinking, and it is little wonder that it generated considerable ferment in Muslim thinking in India. Anyone who embarks upon such enterprise is bound to rely heavily on sociologists and political scientists and the literature they generate. Such an exercise is badly needed and can be ascertained by examining any of the standard reference works on South Asian history, politics, sociology, and comparative religion.

Keywords: nationalism; communalism; Indian Muslims; Muslim thinking in India; comparative religion

Chapter.  12194 words. 

Subjects: Sociology

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