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Islamic History of India: PART 2 – British Empire, Independence & Modern day

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Delivered by: Professor Francis Robinson CBE (Oxford University)

Date: Saturday 17th December 2011

Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Ebrahim College, 80 Greenfield Road, London E1 1EJ

The courses are open to all but spaces are limited. Entry is through prior registration only. Prayer facilities available and coffee/tea provided during break sessions.


  • After Deadline dates or on the door entry £30 – CASH / ONLINE

Unless the course is cancelled, there are no refunds for non-attendance

The fall of Mughuls had a tremendous impact on the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, who had now gone from being positions of leadership over the 1000 years to subjects and for many still not recovered from. The last few hundred years up and til today, Muslims and Islam in the region is still holding ground with many challenges. This course will look at some of the major factors, events and challenges facing Muslims in this region, and what the future may hold.
This introductory course looks at the following areas:

  • Collapse of Mughuls and their responses inc Tipu Sultan
  • Islamic Revival Movements – Deobandis, Barelwis, Ahle Hadith, Modernists and others;
  • Islam & Muslims under British Rule inc Mutiny Uprising of 1857-58, Saiyid Ahmad Khan and the Aligarh Movement
  • Independance movements inc. All-India Muslim League, Khilafat Movement Jamiat ul-Ulama-I Hind, Iqbal, Congress Muslims and others.
  • Partition of India and creation of Pakistan and Bangladesh
  • Islam in Modern day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
  • What the future holds and the lessons that may be learned.
Professor Francis Robinson CBE, is one of the world’s leading experts and historians on Islam in South Asia. Based at the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College London, where he has served as Senior Vice-Principal, he is currently Professor of South Asian History at the college as well as a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and a visiting professor at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford.

He has been heavily involved in promoting scholarship in relation to Asia and was President of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland. Professor Robinson’s research interests focus on religious change in the Muslim world, particularly in the context of the history of Muslims of South Asia. Amongst his publications are: Atlas of the Muslim World since 1500 (1982); Islam and Muslim History in South Asia (2000); The ‘Ulama of Farangi Mahall and Islamic Culture in South Asia (2001); The Mughals (2007); Islam, South Asia & the West (2007). Professor Robinson is also the editor of The Islamic World in the Age of Western Domination: A New Cambridge History of Islam, Volume 5 (2008).

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