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South Asian Muslim politics, 1937-1958

Abstract:

The object of this thesis is to explain why Pakistan which Muslim nationalist historians claim was created in the name of Islam failed to sustain a democratic political system. This question is explored by examining the politics of South Asian Muslims as a continuity from the colonial to the post-partition period, focusing on the tension between centripetal and centrifugal forces.

The thesis begins by investigating the factors which helped politicize Muslim identity during the inte...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Modern History
Publication date:
1991
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602327217
URN:
uuid:20859dd8-f3cf-47d2-915b-6142d8a7cbe5
Local pid:
td:602327217

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