Muslim Portraits : Everyday Lives in India
Twelve narratives offer portraits of Muslims in India today, recounting their stories, predicaments, aspirations, and the highs and lows of their lives. Intimately told and stripped of jargon, yet nuanced and incisive, these essays portray individuals from many walks of life-men and women, young and old, from various regions of India. Scholars, students, and general readers will welcome this collection and its emphasis on the everyday and on multifaceted social positions and relationships.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 139.7 x 210.82 x 10.16mm | 204.12g
- 01 May 2010
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
"While there exists a rich corpus of historical, demographic, philosophical, political, and even activist writing on Muslims in India, there is not much available that allows us to meet and learn who these people are, where they live, what their opinions are.... In a climate of widespread stereotypes and prejudice this book offers a chance to read about ordinary and real lives." -from the introduction
About Mukulika Banerjee
Mukulika Banerjee is Reader in Anthropology at University College London. She is author of The Pathan Unarmed: Opposition and Memory in the North West Frontier and co-author of The Sari.
Table of contents
Mukulika Banerjee, Introduction1. Manuela Ciotti, 'Islam': what is in a name?(Bijnor, U.P.)2. Lawrence Cohen, M's book (Lucknow, U.P.)3. Brian Didier, The Alim and the Anthropologist: Rethinking with the Help of an Unlikely Informant (Lakshwadeep)4. Thomas Blom Hansen, Javeedbhai (Mumbai)5. Farzana Ibrahim and Ed Simpson, Mohmedhusain: Words, tabloids and the compulsions of the Ahl-e-Hadis (Bhuj, Gujarat)6. Patricia Jeffery, Aisha, the madrasah teacher (Bijnor, U.P.)7. Craig Jeffrey, Karate, Computers and Qur'an Sharif: Zamir (Bijnor, U.P.)8. Aparna Rao, Khatij, A Woman from a Kashmiri Mountain Village (Kashmir)9. Sylvia Vatuk, Zakira Ghouse (Hyderabad and Chennai)10. Shail Mayaram, Poor, Untouchable, Muslim and Mirasi: Abdul, the storyteller (Rajasthan)11. Soumhya Venkatesan, Thalaivar amma: the female leader of Paiyur (Tamilnadu)