Conquest and Community: The Afterlife of Warrior Saint Ghazi Miyan (Hardback)
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Conquest and Community: The Afterlife of Warrior Saint Ghazi Miyan (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 22/11/2016
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Few topics in South Asian history are as contentious as that of the Turkic conquest of the Indian subcontinent that began in the twelfth century and led to a long period of Muslim rule. How is a historian supposed to write honestly about the bloody history of the conquest without falling into communitarian traps? Conquest and Community is Shahid Amin's answer. Covering more than eight hundred years of history, the book centers on the enduringly popular saint Ghazi Miyan, a youthful soldier of Islam whose shrines are found all over India. Amin details the warrior saint's legendary exploits, then tracks the many ways he has been commemorated in the centuries since. The intriguing stories, ballads, and proverbs that grew up around Ghazi Miyan were, Amin shows, a way of domesticating the conquest recognizing past conflicts and differences but nevertheless bringing diverse groups together into a community of devotees. What seems at first glance to be the story of one mythical figure becomes an allegory for the history of Hindu-Muslim relations over an astonishingly long period of time, and a timely contribution to current political and historical debates.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226372570
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

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