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Pan-Islamic Connections – Transnational Networks Between South Asia and the Gulf - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Pan-Islamic Connections: Transnational Networks Between South Asia and the Gulf

Christophe Jaffrelot and Laurence Louer


South Asia is today the region inhabited by the largest number of Muslims—roughly 500 million. In the course of the Islamization process, which began in the eighth century, it developed a distinct Indo-Islamic civilization that culminated in the Mughal Empire. While paying lip service to the power centers of Islam in the Gulf, including Mecca and Medina, this civilization has cultivated its own variety of Islam, based on Sufism. Over the last fifty years, pan-Islamic ties have intensified between these two regions. Gathering together some of the best specialists on the subject, this volume exp ... More

Keywords: South Asia, Pan-Islamic connections, Sufism, Sectarianism in Pakistan, Indo-Islamic, Islam in the Gulf, Sunnis, Shias, Cultural proxy war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190862985
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190862985.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christophe Jaffrelot, editor
King's India Institute

Laurence Louer, editor

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