Simon Wolfgang Fuchs. 2019. In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi‘ism between Pakistan and the Middle East

Kumar, Vikas (2020) Simon Wolfgang Fuchs. 2019. In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi‘ism between Pakistan and the Middle East. Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, 7 (2). pp. 261-264.

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Abstract

The resurgence of Iran is one of the unintended consequences of the ill-thought War on Terror’s Iraqi expedition. Iran, hitherto boxed in between Sunni Iraq and Pakistan, suddenly found itself freer to act. Its ability to disruptively mobilise Shia communities in a largely Sunni Muslim world revived academic interest in Shi’ism. However, despite being home to the largest Shia population outside Iran, South Asia has remained, as Francis Robinson puts it, ‘in scholarly terms largely invisible’ (p. 2). Simon Fuchs’s In a Pure Muslim Land aims to rectify this oversight and contributes to the ‘embryonic field’ of Pakistani Shiism (p. 6).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religion, ethnographic history, Muslims, Muslim land, Sunni Muslim, Shia Muslim,
Subjects: Social sciences > Sociology & anthropology > Social groups
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2020 05:21
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2020 05:24
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2375
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2347797020940108

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