Muslim Response to the West: Muslim Historiography in India 1857-1914
This book offers new insights into the intellectual controversy that was initiated by the British in the second half of the nineteenth century in India over the role of Islam in History. The purpose of this study is three fold: Firstly, it deals with the magnitude of the intellectual and political challenge that the Muslims faced. Secondly, it unfolds the various ways in which Muslims came to terms with this new, situation. Finally, it explains their impact on the questions of revival and reassertion of Islam as an intellectual and political force.