Author

Fatima Aizaz

Degree

BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Department

Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

Date of Award

2018

Date of Submission

2017-12-28

Advisor/Supervisor

Dr. Newal Osman, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, IBA, Karachi.

Project Type

SSLA Culminating Experience

Access Type

Restricted Access

Subjects

Colonization, Critical and Cultural Studies, History, Identity Studies, Imperialism, Islamic Studies, Journalism, Political History, South Asian Studies

Abstract / Summary

The study of pan-Islam in the context of British India, is largely restricted to the Khilāfat Movement. It overlooks, or peripherally mentions, the process of the creation of a pan-Islamic discourse prior to the Khilāfat Movement. This thesis explores the pan-Islamic discourse in the Urdu press, and pays specific attention to three newspapers – Al-Hilāl, Hamdard, and Zamīndār. This discourse redefined the classical definition of pan-Islam, by incorporating into its fold, the lived realities of colonial rule. Hence, its aim was twofold – fighting for the cause of the Ottoman Empire, and empowering Indian Muslims. This discourse relied upon a rather abstract idea of a Muslim millat, rather than on the existing, and much concrete idea of ittihād.

Pages

vi, 58

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