Self and Sovereignty examines the shifts in Muslim thought and politics in response to colonial rule in India through to the period of decolonization and partition.Commencing in colonical times, this book explores and interprets the historical processes through which the perception of the Muslim individual and the community of Islam has been reconfigured over time. Self and Sovereignty examines the relationship between Islam and nationalism and the individual, regional, class and cultural differences that have shaped the discourse and politics of Muslim identity.|
About the Author:
AYESHA JALAL is a Mac Arthur Fellow and Professor of History at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Her books include The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan and, with sugata Bose, Modern South Asia.