Islam in South Asia

TTh 12:30-1:59P
Faruqui, Munis

This is an introductory level course on the history of Muslim
communities and institutions in South Asia. Its aim is to introduce
students to the broad historical currents of the expansion of Islam in
the Indian subcontinent, the nature of pre-modern Muslim political
authority, the interaction between Muslim and other religious
communities, Islamic aesthetics and contributions to material culture,
the varied engagements and reactions of Muslims to colonial rule, the
rise of Muslim nationalism in the early 20th Century and the creation
of Pakistan, and contemporary concerns of South Asia’s Muslims.

Spring 2018