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A Muslim Conspiracy in British India?: Politics and Paranoia by Chandra Mallampalli PDF

By Chandra Mallampalli

ISBN-10: 1107196256

ISBN-13: 9781107196254

because the British ready for conflict in Afghanistan in 1839, rumours unfold of a Muslim conspiracy dependent in India's Deccan area. Colonial officers have been confident that itinerant preachers of jihad - whom they labelled 'Wahhabis' - have been taking part with Russian and Persian armies and encouraging Muslim princes to insurrection. officers detained and interrogated Muslim guests, carried out guns inspections at princely forts, surveyed mosques, and finally annexed territories of the accused. utilizing untapped archival fabrics, Chandra Mallampalli describes how neighborhood intrigues, frequently having little to do with 'religion', synthetic trust in an international conspiracy opposed to British rule. through skilfully narrating tales of the alleged conspirators, he indicates how fears of the scary 'Wahhabi' occasionally triggered colonial gurus to behave upon skinny facts, whereas additionally inspiring Muslim plots opposed to princes now not in their liking. At stake weren't basically questions about Muslim loyalty, but additionally the very beliefs of a liberal empire.

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