Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840-1915 (by Nile Green)


Author(s): Nile Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2011-03-21
ISBN-10: 0521769248
ISBN-13: 9780521769242
Language: English
Description: As a thriving port city, nineteenth-century Bombay attracted
migrants from across India and beyond. Nile Green's Bombay Islam
traces the ties between industrialization, imperialism, and the
production of religion to show how Muslim migration from the
oceanic and continental hinterlands of Bombay in this period fueled
demand for a wide range of religious suppliers, as Christian
missionaries competed with Muslim religious entrepreneurs for a
stake in the new market. Enabled by a colonial policy of
non-intervention in religious affairs, and powered by steam travel
and vernacular printing, Bombay's Islamic productions were exported
as far as South… more…

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