Modern European and Muslim explanations of conversion to Islam in South Asia: A preliminary survey of the literature

@article{Hardy1977ModernEA,
  title={Modern European and Muslim explanations of conversion to Islam in South Asia: A preliminary survey of the literature},
  author={Paula Hardy},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain \& Ireland},
  year={1977},
  volume={109},
  pages={177 - 206}
}
  • P. Hardy
  • Published 1 July 1977
  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland
Even among Muslims, the growth of Muslim population in South Asia excited little attention before the later 19th century when the British—Indian administration began to number the population of the Indian Empire according to declared or imputed religious allegiance. In medieval times, Muslim rulers and their aides, Muslim historians and literati, although often mindful that in “South Asia” they lived among a predominantly non-Muslim population, did not conceive the stability of Muslim dynastic… 
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