Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia By Ayesha JalalBorn in Lahore in ,  Ayesha Jalal studied at Wellesley College before moving to Trinity College , Cambridge   where she received her doctorate in She moved to Washington, D. In , she joined Tufts University as a tenured professor. The bulk of her work deals with the creation of Muslim identities in modern South Asia. Ayesha Jalal is among the most prominent American academics who writes on the history of South Asia. Jinnah claimed to be the sole spokesman of all the Indian Muslims, not only in provinces where they were in a majority but also in the provinces where they were in a minority.
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In a comparative and historical study of the interplay between democratic politics and authoritarian states in post-colonial South Asia, Ayesha Jalal explains how.
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Democracy And Authoritarianism In South Asia Jalal Ayesha
In a comparative and historical study of the interplay between democratic politics and authoritarian states in South Asia, Ayesha Jalal explains how a shared colonial legacy led to apparently contrasting patterns of political development — democracy in India and authoritarianism in Pakistan and Bangladesh. The analysis shows how, despite differences in form, central political authority in each state came to confront similar threats from regional and linguistic dissidence, religious and sectarian strife, as well as class and caste conflicts. By comparing state structures and political processes, the author evaluates and redefines democracy, citizenship, sovereignty and the nation-state, arguing for a more decentralized governmental structure. This original and provocative study will challenge students and scholars in the field to rethink traditional concepts of democracy and authoritarianism in South Asia. Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.
Indian Muslims in general drew inspiration from Afghani, who epitomized the transnational Muslim outlook. It was also in large part related to the eventual decline of the qasbahs as hubs authoritarianixm the traditional Muslim elite such as the zamindars and the taluqdars thrived and patronized economic and cultural activities of all sorts. This was a response both to Hindu nationalist claims to the contrary, as well as to interpretations made of the Khilafat agitation. References Afzal, M. Women and the Making of the Mongol Empire.
The popularity of the Muslim League and its idea of Pakistan has largely been measured in terms of its success in achieving the end goal — creation of a sovereign state in the contiguous Muslim majority regions of North West and North East India. This has led to an oversight of various Muslim leaders and organizations which were opposed to this demand, predicating their opposition to the League on its understanding of the history and ideological content of the Muslim qaum nation. This volume addresses the gap in academic literature by taking stock of multiple narratives about Muslim identity formation in the context of debates about Partition, historicizes those narratives, and reads them in the light of the larger political milieu of the period in which they were being shaped and debated. Focusing on the critiques of the Muslim League, its concept of the Muslim qaum, and the political settlement demanded on its behalf, this volume goes beyond the machinations at the level of high politics to how the movement for Pakistan inspired a contentious, influential conversation on the definition of the Muslim qaum. Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. Subject to statutory exception and to the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements, no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission of Cambridge University Press.
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The League won of Muslims seats in the central and provincial legislature. In a similar vein, Rudaulvi wrote that he was least concerned about anything but the Muslim League. Its population would be fifty-five million among the world total of million Muslims which would make it the second largest Muslim country, the first being Bangistan Bengal with a population of seventy million. On 2 Aprilit can be hypothesized that it was the untimely death of ayesba Sikandar Hayat Khan and Soomro that gave Jinnah the undisputed leadership he needed in two of the most important Muslim majority provinces authoriarianism carry his bid for Pakistan forward.