The British Empire and Muslim Identity in South Asia

  title={The British Empire and Muslim Identity in South Asia},
  author={Francis Robinson},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  pages={271 - 289}
  • F. Robinson
  • Published 1 December 1998
  • History, Economics
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
British Empire in India saw major transformations in the identities of its Indian subjects. The growth of the modern state, the introduction of new systems of knowledge, the expansion of capitalist modes of production, and the spread of communications of all forms—railway, telegraph, post, press—made possible the fashioning of all kinds of new identities at local, regional and supra-regional levels. One of the identities which developed most strikingly was the Muslim. Indeed, at independence in… 

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