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Islamic Education, Diversity and National Identity
Dini Madaris in India Post 9/11

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December 2005 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
For many centuries, Muslim religious educational institutions (known as the dini madaris have held an important position among educational institutions in the Indian subcontinent. However, after the 9/11 attacks in the US and the consequent declaration of the global 'war on terrorism', allegations against these institutions-about their being breeding grounds for Islamic fundamentalists and terrorists-have dominated India's media.

Is there a link between madaris and violence, anti-national activities, or terrorism? How transparent are these alternative educational networks in terms of funding, spread and patronage? What are the political implications of their educational system?

Providing a variety of perspectives, Islamic Education, Diversity and National Identity: Dini Madaris in India Post 9/11 addresses a number of important questions from various angles. The 12 original essays of this volume discuss the phenomenon of dini madaris from a historical perspective, regional perspective, and examine current developments while drawing insights mainly from recently conducted fieldwork. The contributors discuss crucial issues like gender and the role of the media. The volume concludes that dini madaris, contrary to their public image, are not essentially opposed to change, even though the framework for change appears to be limited.

Bringing together Indian, British and German scholars, and based on original and current research, this volume will be of considerable interest to those in the fields of education, social anthropology, Islamic studies, South Asian studies, politics, history, as well as to the general reader.


Helmut Reifeld
Preface
Jan-Peter Hartung
Towards a Reform of the Indian Madrasa? An Introduction
 
PART ONE: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
Saiyid Naqi Husain Jafri
A Modernist View of Madrasa Education in Late Mughal India
Farhat Hasan
Madaris and the Challenges of Modernity in Colonial India
Saiyid Zaheer Husain Jafri
Madrasa and Khanaqah, or Madrasa in Khanaqah? Education and Sufi Establishments in Northern India
Syed Najmul Raza Rizvi
Shi'a Madaris of Awadh
Historical Development and Present Situation  
 
PART TWO: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
Jan-Peter Hartung
The Nadwat al-`ulama'
Chief Patron of Madrasa Education in India and a Turntable to the Arab World  
S J Paul Jackson
Madrasa Education in Bihar
Arshad Alam
Understanding Deoband Locally
Interrogating Madrasat diya' al-`ulum  
Torsten Tschacher
Islamic Education in a Tamil Town
The Case of Kilakkarai  
 
PART THREE: CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS
Patricia Jeffery, Roger Jeffery and Craig Jeffrey
The First Madrasa
Learned Mawlawis and the Educated Mother  
Mareike Jule Winkelmann
Muslim Reactions to the Post 9/11 Media Discourse on the Indian Madaris
Yoginder Sikand
The Indian Madaris and the Agenda of Reform
 
PART FOUR: A VIEW FROM WITHIN
Syed Abul Hashim Rizvi
The Introduction of Natural Sciences in Madrasa Education in India
Gunter Mulack
Afterword
Dialogue and Cooperation with the Islamic World  

The book covers the subject of Islamic education with particular reference to the dini madrassa system in India. What emerges should interest scholars and other concerned with educational reform…. All the articles in the book are well-researched and provide a wealth of information.

Pakistan Development Review

The book covers the subject of Islamic education with particular reference to the dini madrassa system in India. What emerges should interest scholars and other concerned with educational reform…. All the articles in the book are well-researched and provide a wealth of information.

Pakistan Development Review

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