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...Expand abstract
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South Asian Muslim politics, 1937-1958
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