More Details about Colonialism and the Call to Jihad in British India

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Author(s)Tariq Hasan
PublisherSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Publish YearAugust 2015


A historical narrative that examines the role of ulemas and their use of the concept of jihad during India’s struggle for independence
The role of Muslim clerics in India’s freedom movement has been individually chronicled in the past. Beginning from the first decade of the 19th century to 1947, this book weaves a single narrative to connect all the leading ulemas for the first time. It examines the role of these clerics in attempting to use the idea of jihad as an instrument for combating colonialism in South Asia as far back as 1914. This is remembered as the Silk Letter Movement, which in the records of the British Home Department is referred to as the Silk Conspiracy Case.