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Published: 01 August 2010

350 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780199060115

Bookseller Code (06)



A Socio-Political Study

Samina Awan

This study of an ideologized and activist organization like the Majlis-i-Ahrar-i-Islam (MAI) proves a journey through several inter-related domains including political Islam, South Asian Muslim identity politics and the transformation of Punjab from a bastion of the Raj to a sword arm for Pakistan movement. Here, region, culture, class, creed, oratory and populist politics combined to unleash a form of agitational pattern which not only politicized Muslims in Punjab and in the adjoining regions, they equally made the urban-rural schisms even more explicit.