Secularizing Islamists? : Jama'at-e-Islami and Jama'at-ud-Da'wa in Urban Pakistan

By: Iqtidar, HumeiraMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandSouth Asia Across the Disciplines: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (232 p.)ISBN: 9780226384702Subject(s): Islam and secularism -- Pakistan | Islam and state -- Pakistan | Jamāʿat-i Islāmī-yi Pākistān | Jamat al-Dawa Pakistan | Pakistan -- Politics and governmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Secularizing Islamists? : Jama'at-e-Islami and Jama'at-ud-Da'wa in Urban PakistanDDC classification: 320.557 LOC classification: BP190Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- List of Abbreviations -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Secularism in Pakistan: A Failed Experiment? -- One: Colonial Secularism and Islamism in North India: A Relationship of Creativity? -- Two: Jama'at-e-Islami Pakistan: Learning from the Opposition -- Three: Competition among Allies: JD and JI in Urban Lahore -- Four: Harbingers of Change?: Women in Islamist Parties -- Conclusion: Islamists: Secularizing and Liberal? -- Notes -- References -- Index
Summary: Secularizing Islamists? provides an in-depth analysis of two Islamist parties in Pakistan, the highly influential Jama'at-e-Islami and the more militant Jama'at-ud-Da'wa, widely blamed for the November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, India. Basing her findings on thirteen months of ethnographic work with the two parties in Lahore, Humeira Iqtidar proposes that these Islamists are involuntarily facilitating secularization within Muslim societies, even as they vehemently oppose secularism. This book offers a fine-grained account of the workings of both parties that challenges received ideas abo
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Contents -- List of Abbreviations -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Secularism in Pakistan: A Failed Experiment? -- One: Colonial Secularism and Islamism in North India: A Relationship of Creativity? -- Two: Jama'at-e-Islami Pakistan: Learning from the Opposition -- Three: Competition among Allies: JD and JI in Urban Lahore -- Four: Harbingers of Change?: Women in Islamist Parties -- Conclusion: Islamists: Secularizing and Liberal? -- Notes -- References -- Index

Secularizing Islamists? provides an in-depth analysis of two Islamist parties in Pakistan, the highly influential Jama'at-e-Islami and the more militant Jama'at-ud-Da'wa, widely blamed for the November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, India. Basing her findings on thirteen months of ethnographic work with the two parties in Lahore, Humeira Iqtidar proposes that these Islamists are involuntarily facilitating secularization within Muslim societies, even as they vehemently oppose secularism. This book offers a fine-grained account of the workings of both parties that challenges received ideas abo

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Humeira Iqtidar is a lecturer in politics in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London.

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