Daud Shah and socio-religious reform among Muslims in the Madras presidency

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Title: Daud Shah and socio-religious reform among Muslims in the Madras presidency
Author: Vadlamudi, Sundara Sreenivasa R.
Abstract: This thesis examines the reform ideas and efforts of Daud Shah , a Muslim socio -religious reformer in the Madras Presidency during the twentieth century . Shah published a journal , Dar ul -Islam (World of Islam ) , which he used as a medium to propagate his ideas and advocate reforms among Muslims . Socio -religious reform efforts among Muslims in the Madras Presidency have received very limited scholarly attention . But the purpose of this thesis goes beyond merely focusing on a neglected area of scholarship . Shah belonged to a small class of Western -educated Muslim professionals . This thesis will demonstrate how Shah’s reform efforts differed from those advocated by the aristocracy and the merchant elite . This thesis will analyze the relationship between Shah and the national -level reform movements among Muslims . Shah’s reform and fundraising efforts also reveal the close links between Muslims in Tamil Nadu and Southeast Asia . Finally , the thesis will show the influence of print technology on reform movements among Muslims .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1249
Date: 2010-10-28

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Daud Shah and socio-religious reform among Muslims in the Madras presidency. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1249 .

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