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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


India or Pakistan?: Muslims Ideas of the Nation in the Twentieth CenturyDr Amar Sohal
Focusing on ideas of religion, minority and secularism that helped to found India and Pakistan, this course traces competing visions of an Indian Muslim future in the years prior to, and shortly after, independence and Partition in 1947. It studies a range of Muslim thinker- politicians including: Muhammad Iqbal, Abul Kalam Azad, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and Abdul Ghaffar Khan; and puts their thought in dialogue with their equally influential contemporaries: the Congress leaders Jawaharlal Nehru and M. K. Gandhi, as well as the father of Hindu nationalism V. D. Savarkar and the Dalit activist B. R. Ambedkar.

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