Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Living Together Separately by Mushirul Hasan

In this significant work, Mushirul Hasan draws on the family history of the Kidwais of Bara Banki district of the United Provinces to provide an engaging and colourful account of the qasbati life in colonial Awadh. Professor Hasan invokes a fragmanet of Bara Banki's past and present, highlighting the guiding principles of the qasbah people, whether expressed in rituals, in religion, fairs and festivals around shrines, in political activity, in inter-community relations, or in the routines of daily life. He profiles the life and times of many individuals hailing from the qasbati milieu who became leading personalities in various fields in independent India. The most important of these was Rafi Ahmad Kidawi, who hailed from the family whose story forms the core of this book. What was unique about life in the qasbah was the pluralism and mulitculuralism that characterized it, and it is this aspect of qabati culutre that the author focuses on. The author ends with an evocative concluding chapter on the consequences of Partition on the social make-up of the district of Bara Banki, leaving behind at best a fractured legacy of previous syncretism and boundless creativity.

Buy Living Together Separately by Mushirul Hasan from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780195666083
ISBN-10: 0195666089
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 147mm x 24mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: OUP India
Publisher: OUP India
Publish Date: 22-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: India

Other Editions - Living Together Separately by Mushirul Hasan

Book Reviews - Living Together Separately by Mushirul Hasan

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Living Together Separately book by Mushirul Hasan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Mushirul Hasan

Roads to Freedom by Mushirul Hasan
Hardback, December 2016
When Stone Walls Cry by Mushirul Hasan
Hardback, October 2016
Between Worlds by Mushirul Hasan
Hardback, September 2014
Voyage to Modernism by Mushirul Hasan
Hardback, August 2011