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Religion and Politics in the Everyday

Mushirul Hasan

in Between Modernity and Nationalism

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780198063322
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080502 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063322.003.0009
Religion and Politics in the Everyday

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This chapter discusses Halide’s views about Hindu-Muslim relations in India. In Inside India two influences are visible, Jamia and Gandhi. Generally speaking, her analysis of and conclusions on Hindu-Muslim relations accord with the Mahatma. Like him, she believed that each religious community could make it a part of its dogma to teach all children their oneness as Indians. This, she felt, would one day remove friction, if it did nothing else. Halide also examined the fragmentation of the Muslim élites under British rule, the ‘Muslim revival’ under Syed Ahmad Khan, and the impact of World War I which gave birth to a New India. With great insight, she talked of ‘a distinct sense of nationhood separate from their religious life’ among the Indian Muslims.

Keywords: Halide Edip; Inside India; Jamia; Mahatma Gandhi; Indian Muslims; Muslim revival; Syed Ahmad Khan

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