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Muslim Politics in Bihar: Changing Contours: Book by Mohammad Sajjad

Muslim Politics in Bihar: Changing Contours

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ISBN: 9781138020177    Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Year of publishing: 2014     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 348        
This book studies the engagement of various Muslim communities with Bihar politics during colonial and post-Independence period, their resistance to communal separatism while confronting colonialism, and their...Read more
This book studies the engagement of various Muslim communities with Bihar politics during colonial and post-Independence period, their resistance to communal separatism while confronting colonialism, and their democratic struggle for educational and political empowerment - through language (Urdu) politics, mass mobilization and media propaganda around the issues related to social justice.
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About the author: Mohammad Sajjad
Mohammad Sajjad is Assistant Professor, Centre of Advanced Study in History, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh.

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'Sajjad has uncovered a significant aspect of [Bihar's] history by focusing on the response of the Muslim communities to the Two-nation theory and the demand [for] Pakistan.' - Mushirul Hasan,...Read more
'Sajjad has uncovered a significant aspect of [Bihar's] history by focusing on the response of the Muslim communities to the Two-nation theory and the demand [for] Pakistan.' - Mushirul Hasan, Former Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi '[The author] has made a very significant observation regarding the vast disparity that existed between the national Congress leadership and the Congress units at the grass root levels ... [making it] helpful in understanding the role of Muslims [in] Bihar politics.' - Kapil Kumar, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi '[A] thorough study examining ... the reasons for the alienation of linguistic and sectional groups ... In his well-researched work [Sajjad] ... explore[s] the dynamics of Bihar politics, and explode[s] many of the dominant myths in ... existing historiography.' - Raj Kumar Trivedi, Aligarh Muslim University
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