Islam in Kashmir by Muhammad Ashraf Wani
This is the first full length study of conversion to Islam in Kashmir. which occvrred during the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries leading to the emergence of a preponderant Muslim population in the valley. It also examines the nature of mass conversions, the various processes that shaped Islam as expressed in the local context and the structural basis of identity articulation in the culturally plural social situation of Kashmir. Those questions have been addressed by adopting inter-disciplinary approach which on the one hand dearly demonstrated the inexhaustibility of known sources and on the other, demanded a search for new sources. Having approached the themes from varied angels to satisfy the demands of the whole community of human scientists, the book is as much an essay in sociology, social anthropology. social psychology, human geography. political science, philology. folklore and literature as in history. And all those who are engaged in shaping a better present and future wilnd the book worth reading.
Publisher - Gulshan Books
|Islam in Kashmir
|Muhammad Ashraf Wani