Islamization in Modern South Asia: Deobandi Reform and the Gujjar Response

The religious identity of indegenous Gujjars in the Himilayan region remains largely unexplored. This book argues that their choice to associate with Deobandi Islam occurs in the wider context of conservation debates, local government-led efforts to relocate them from the Rajaji National Park in Utt...

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Published in:Religion and society
Main Author: Singh, David Emmanuel 1961-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: s.l. De Gruyter 2012
In:Religion and society
Edition:1. Aufl.
Series/Journal:Religion and society 56
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Asia / Darul Uloom Deoband
B Gūjar / Muslim / Darul Uloom Deoband
Further subjects:B Muslims
B Islam (India)
B Islam
B Islam (South Asia)
B Muslims (South Asia)
B Muslims (India)
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Summary:The religious identity of indegenous Gujjars in the Himilayan region remains largely unexplored. This book argues that their choice to associate with Deobandi Islam occurs in the wider context of conservation debates, local government-led efforts to relocate them from the Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand, India, and the failure of NGOs to represent their interests. Based on documents and interviews, this detailed work explores both the continuing expansion of Deobandi reform and the responses of the Gujjars. It points toward the role of Islam in integrating marginal groups in South Asia. David Emmanuel Singh, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK.
ISBN:1614512469
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/9781614511854