Literary Romanticism and Islamic Modernity: The Case of Urdu Poetry

  title={Literary Romanticism and Islamic Modernity: The Case of Urdu Poetry},
  author={Safdar Ahmed},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  pages={434 - 455}
  • Safdar Ahmed
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Art
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
Abstract In the nineteenth century, Muslim modernist reformers sought to ground an agenda for social and political rejuvenation in a return to the spirit of the early Muslim community. However, the influence of this quest for communal regeneration on theological discourses was, in some cases, less notable than its influence upon projects for cultural and social reform. One area of focus for Indian modernists of the nineteenth century was literature and the literary arts, including poetry, which… 
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