Muslim resistance to communal separatism and colonialism in Bihar: nationalist politics of the Bihar Muslims

  title={Muslim resistance to communal separatism and colonialism in Bihar: nationalist politics of the Bihar Muslims},
  author={Mohammad Waqas Sajjad},
  journal={South Asian History and Culture},
  pages={16 - 36}
  • M. Sajjad
  • Published 8 December 2010
  • Sociology
  • South Asian History and Culture
This article explores the issue of community and nation-making in a relatively less explored region of colonial India, Bihar. Although engaging with the existing literature on the theme, it looks into new sources including those in Urdu. The exploration finds that considerably large sections of Muslims were firmly and consistently opposed to the communal separatist politics of the Muslim League in the last days of the empire. Their adherence was to the principle of composite nationalism… 

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