Postcolonialism and Religions

Islamic Reform and Colonial Discourse on Modernity in India

Socio-Political and Religious Thought of Vakkom Moulavi

Authors: Abraham, Jose

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In Kerala, Vakkom Moulavi motivated Muslims to embrace modernity, especially modern education, in order to reap maximum benefit. In this process, he initiated numerous religious reforms. However, he held fairly ambivalent attitudes towards individualism, materialism and secularization, defending Islam against the attacks of Christian missionaries.

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Jose Abraham is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of History at Concordia University, Canada.

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"Jose Abraham has succeeded in capturing an important moment within the encounter between colonialism and the world of religions, in this case Islam in Kerala." - Kiran Sebastian, H. George Anderson Professor of Mission and Cultures, the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, USA.

"An enlightening study of a socio-political and religious reformer who, though not as well known as other Muslim figures of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, is commonly regarded as the 'father' of the Islamic reform movement in Kerala, South India. Drawing upon primary sources in the Malayalam language, Jose Abraham makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Muslim reform movements during the colonial period." - Michael T. Shelley, Director, Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, USA


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Islamic Reform and Colonial Discourse on Modernity in India
Book Subtitle
Socio-Political and Religious Thought of Vakkom Moulavi
Authors
Series Title
Postcolonialism and Religions
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jose Abraham
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37884-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137378842
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38313-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48040-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 243
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