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South Asian studies: Books

Welcome! This subject guide provides an overview of sources for the study of Islam in South Asia with a focus on Pakistan and India. The guide is tailored to the courses offered by the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University. Feel free to contact


Ahmed, Akbar S. Pakistan Society: Islam, Ethnicity, and Leadership in South Asia. Karachi: New York, 1986. Print.

Alvi, Sajida Sultana. Perspectives on Indo-Islamic Civilization in Mughal India: Historiography, Religion and Politics, Sufism and Islamic Renewal. Oxford: Oxford University press, 2012.  Print.

Islam, Riazul. Sufism in South Asia: Impact on Fourteenth Century Muslim Society. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print.

Malik, Jamal. Islam in South Asia: a short Story. Leiden: Brill, 2008. Electronic resource.

Metcalf, Barbara D. Islam in South Asia in Practice. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009. Print.

Pirbhai, M R. Reconsidering Islam in a South Asian context. Leiden: Brill, 2009. Electronic resource.

Robinson, Francis. Islam and Muslim History in South Asia. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Robinson, Francis. Islam, South Asia and the West. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007. Print.

Roy, Asim. Islam in History and Politics: Perspectives from South Asia. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006. Print.

Singh, David E. Islamization in Modern South Asia: Deobandi reform and the Gujjar Response. Boston: De Gruyter, 2012. Electronic resource.

Zaman, Muhammad Q. Ashraf Ali ThanawiL Islam in Modern South Asia. Oxford: Oneworld, 2008. Print.

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