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By Filippo Osella,Caroline Osella

The articles during this quantity increase ethnographic research complementary to the historiography of South Asian Islam, which has explored the emergence of reformism within the context of particular political and spiritual conditions of nineteenth-century British India. taking on different well known and scholarly debates in addition to daily non secular practices, this quantity additionally breaks clear of the dominant development of mainstream ethnographic paintings, which celebrates Sufi-inspired types of Islam as tolerant, plural, genuine etc, pitted opposed to a 'reformist' Islam. Urging a extra nuanced exam of all different types of reformism and their reception in perform, the contributions right here powerfully show the historic and geographical specificities of reform initiatives. In doing so, they problem triumphing views during which considerably diversified traditions of reform are lumped jointly into one reified classification (often carelessly shorthanded as 'wah'habism') and branded as extremist – if now not altogether demonised as terrorist.

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By Filippo Osella,Caroline Osella

The articles during this quantity increase ethnographic research complementary to the historiography of South Asian Islam, which has explored the emergence of reformism within the context of particular political and spiritual conditions of nineteenth-century British India. taking on different well known and scholarly debates in addition to daily non secular practices, this quantity additionally breaks clear of the dominant development of mainstream ethnographic paintings, which celebrates Sufi-inspired types of Islam as tolerant, plural, genuine etc, pitted opposed to a 'reformist' Islam. Urging a extra nuanced exam of all different types of reformism and their reception in perform, the contributions right here powerfully show the historic and geographical specificities of reform initiatives. In doing so, they problem triumphing views during which considerably diversified traditions of reform are lumped jointly into one reified classification (often carelessly shorthanded as 'wah'habism') and branded as extremist – if now not altogether demonised as terrorist.

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