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The State and Madrasas in India

Nair, Padmaja (2009) The State and Madrasas in India. Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

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Identification Number/DOI: ISBN: 0704427753 / 9780704427754


Madrasas in India appear to be caught between the need to maintain their identity as centres of Islamic studies and culture and to remain relevant to the present-day needs of the communities they serve. This research focuses on the relationships between madrasas and the state, as the former attempt to negotiate between these competing pressures and the latter seeks to support and 'modernize' them. It throws light on the motives and strategies of madrasas and their associations, the central government and two State governments (Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal), and assesses selected aspects of madrasa modernization.

Type of Work:Monograph (Working Paper)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Number of Pages:84
Department:International Development Department
Projects:Religions and Development Research Programme
Series/Collection Name:RaD Working Papers Series
Keywords:Governance, Public Authority, Madrasas, Development, India
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
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Copyright Status:University of Birmingham, 2009
Copyright Holders:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1567

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