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Author Gupta, Nilanjana.

Title Reading with Allah : Madrasas in West Bengal
Edition 1st ed
Published New Delhi : Routledge, 2009
London : Taylor and Francis, 2012
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (205 pages)
Contents Reading with Allah Madrasas in West Bengal -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- List of Tables, Figures and Maps -- 1. Introduction -- 2. State and Madrasa Education -- 3. Outside the State System: Khareji Madrasas -- 4. Changes from Within -- 5. The Future -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Based on extensive fieldwork and archival records, this book traces the emergence and flourishing of madrasas and the myriad ways in which they impact upon local Muslim communities, especially in West Bengal. It also addresses issues of identity, 'secular' education and gender in this context, while exploring the myths that surround these institutions. Amongst other things, it interrogates why Muslim communities prefer sending their sons to government schools to receive a secular education, while the daughters are sent to madrasas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Islamic education -- Social aspects -- India -- West Bengal
Islamic education -- Social aspects -- India -- West Bengal
Madrasahs -- India -- West Bengal
Madrasahs -- India -- West Bengal
Madrasahs.
India -- West Bengal.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author ProQuest (Firm)
LC no. 2009310278
ISBN 0203814134
9780203814130