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Muslim belonging in secular India: negotiating citizenship in postcolonial Hyderabad

Sherman, Taylor C. (2015) Muslim belonging in secular India: negotiating citizenship in postcolonial Hyderabad. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781107095076

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Identification Number: 10.1017/CBO9781316154953


Muslim Belonging in Secular India surveys the experience of some of India's most prominent Muslim communities in the early postcolonial period. Muslims who remained in India after the Partition of 1947 faced distrust and discrimination, and were consequently compelled to seek new ways of defining their relationship with fellow citizens of India and its governments. Using the forcible integration of the princely state of Hyderabad in 1948 as a case study, Taylor C. Sherman reveals the fragile and contested nature of Muslim belonging in the decade that followed independence. In this context, she demonstrates how Muslim claims to citizenship in Hyderabad contributed to intense debates over the nature of democracy and secularism in independent India. Drawing on detailed new archival research, Dr Sherman provides a thorough and compelling examination of the early governmental policies and popular strategies that have helped to shape the history of Muslims in India since 1947.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 08:41
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2024 06:48

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