This book was conceived at a very crucial moment in the post 9/11 period and therefore it takes into account a wide range of themes cutting across time periods and regions that reflect the dynamism and diversity of Islam.
Essays on aspects of universalism in Islam followed by an essay on the
question of sectarianism read like a debate espousing two different viewpoints.
Issues that are part of the current engagements at the scholarly and popular
level are Radical Islam and the US followed by the question of human rights and
Aspects of liberation theology is an essay that draws on many years of
activism coupled with scholarship. There are case studies on the status of
Indian Muslims who constitute the world`s second largest Muslim community and
the Tibetan Muslims, a micro-scopic minority.
About the Author:
Hailing from Kashmir, Rattanlal Hangloo (b 1954) is Professor and Head,
Department of History, University of Hyderabad. He obtained his M.Phil and Ph.D
from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has received many prestigious
fellowships including the DAAD and Fulbright. Professor Hangloo has more than 22
years of teaching and research experience. His other works include Agrarian
System of Kashmir (1995), Situating Medieval Indian State (1995) and State in
Medieval Kashmir (2000), apart from numerous articles published in international
and national journals. His research areas include Central Asia, South Asia with
special reference to Kashmir History and Medieval Indian