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Jalal, Ayesha

Works: 28 works in 204 publications in 4 languages and 7,751 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Encyclopedias  Sources 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: DS340, 954
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ayesha Jalal
Modern South Asia history, culture, political economy by Sugata Bose( )
57 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a social, economic, political and cultural history of Modern South Asia from 1700 to the present. In a work of synthesis and interpretation, the authors offer an understanding of the sophisticated historiography of this area
Self and sovereignty individual and community in South Asian Islam since 1850 by Ayesha Jalal( )
24 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of the role of individual Muslim men and women within India and Pakistan from 1850 through to decolonisation and the partition period. It is an important and enlightening insight into the history of Muslims in South Asia
Partisans of Allah : Jihad in South Asia by Ayesha Jalal( )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The idea of jihad is central to Islamic faith and ethics, yet its meanings have been highly contested over time. They have ranged from the philosophical struggle to live an ethical life to the political injunction to wage war against enemies of Islam. Today more than ever, jihad signifies the political opposition between the Islamic world and the West. As the line between Muslims and non-Muslims becomes more sharply drawn, Ayesha Jalal seeks to retrieve the ethical meanings of this core Islamic principle in South Asian history." "Drawing on historical, legal, and literary sources, Jalal traces the intellectual itinerary of jihad through several centuries and across the territory connecting the Middle East with South Asia. She reveals how key innovations in modern Islamic thought resulted from historical imperatives. The social and political scene in India before, during, and after British colonial rule forms the main backdrop. We experience jihad as armed warfare waged by Sayyid Ahmad of Rai Bareilly between 1826 and 1831, the calls to jihad in the great rebellion of 1857, the fusion of jihad with a strand of anticolonial nationalism in the early twentieth century, and the contemporary politics of self-styled jihadists in Afghanistan and Kashmir." "Partisans of Allah surveys this rich and tumultuous history of South Asian Muslims and its critical contribution to the intellectual development of the key concept of jihad. Analyzing the complex interplay of ethics and politics in Muslim History, the author effectively demonstrates the preeminent role of jihad in the Muslim faith today."--Jacket
The sole spokesman : Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the demand for Pakistan by Ayesha Jalal( Book )
24 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and Malayalam and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1940 the All-India Muslim League orchestrated the demand for independent Muslim states in India. Seven years later Pakistan was created amidst a communal holocaust of unprecedented proportions. Concentrating on the All-India Muslim League and its leader, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, The Sole Spokesman assesses the role of religious communalism and provincialism in shaping the movement for Pakistan. This is the most important scholarly study of the central event in modern South Asian history - the partition of India in 1947. An important text on the politics of South Asia, it is well written and clearly presented--Publisher's description
Democracy and authoritarianism in South Asia : a comparative and historical perspective by Ayesha Jalal( Book )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy and authoritarianism in South Asia : a comparative and historical perspective / Ayesha Jalal
The state of martial rule : the origins of Pakistan's political economy of defence by Ayesha Jalal( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The struggle for Pakistan : a Muslim homeland and global politics by Ayesha Jalal( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Description]In a probing biography of her native land, Ayesha Jalal provides a unique insider's assessment of how the nuclear-armed Muslim nation of Pakistan evolved into a country besieged by military domination and militant religious extremism, and explains why its dilemmas weigh so heavily on prospects for peace in the region
Nationalism, democracy, and development : state and politics in India ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributed essays
The pity of partition : Manto's life, times, and work across the India-Pakistan divide by Ayesha Jalal( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was an established Urdu short story writer and a rising screenwriter in Bombay at the time of India's partition in 1947, and he is perhaps best known for the short stories he wrote following his migration to Lahore in newly formed Pakistan. Today Manto is an acknowledged master of twentieth-century Urdu literature, and his fiction serves as a lens through which the tragedy of partition is brought sharply into focus. In The Pity of Partition, Manto's life and work serve as a prism to capture the human dimension of sectarian conflict in the final decades and immediate aftermath of the British raj. Ayesha Jalal draws on Manto's stories, sketches, and essays, as well as a trove of his private letters, to present an intimate history of partition and its devastating toll. Probing the creative tension between literature and history, she charts a new way of reconnecting the histories of individuals, families, and communities in the throes of cataclysmic change. Jalal brings to life the people, locales, and events that inspired Manto's fiction, which is characterized by an eye for detail, a measure of wit and irreverence, and elements of suspense and surprise. In turn, she mines these writings for fresh insights into everyday cosmopolitanism in Bombay and Lahore, the experience and causes of partition, the postcolonial transition, and the advent of the Cold War in South Asia. The first in-depth look in English at this influential literary figure, The Pity of Partition demonstrates the revelatory power of art in times of great historical rupture."--Page [2] of book jacket
The Oxford companion to Pakistani history ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Insofar as history is constantly in the process of being reconfigured in the light of new processes and challenges, any Companion to the history of Pakistan cannot but be an ongoing, if not obviously an open-ended enterprise. The historiography of Pakistan has been missing such a comprehensive survey of not only sixty-five years of the country's existence but also of the movement preceding its creation. Pakistan possesses a rich and varied history, considering that it was carved out of the Indian subcontinent, one of the world's oldest civilizations -- hence the prevailing geographical, religious, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversities and complexities. 'The Oxford Companion to Pakistani History' has attempted to provide the reader with information on as colourful a spectrum of subjects as possible. This is the first time that all facets of Pakistani history have been covered in one encyclopaedic volume. A wide range of topics have been discussed: from the pre-Partition colonial period to post-Partition movements (religious, political, cultural, etc.), peoples and places, culture, architecture, politics, military, economics, linguistics, archaeology, judiciary, art, theatre, education, foreign relations, government, media, philanthropy, civil society and several others. The Companion differs from other encyclopaedias in the sense that all entries have been written in an analytical, unbiased style by well-known experts in the related field of the topic, paying the keenest attention to factual details. A system of cross-referencing is available through insertion of asterisks within the text linking the entry to another headword that may appear while reading a particular entry. Maps of Pakistan and the Indian subcontinent, along with a Subject Index, are provided at the end of the volume. All these steps have been taken to render the Companion as user-friendly as possible"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of dust jacket
Manṭo by Saʻādat Ḥasan Manṭo( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Urdu and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democratic politics and economic reform in India by Rob Jenkins( )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Successive Indian governments have remained committed to market-oriented reform since its introduction in 1991. In this study, Rob Jenkins examines the political dynamics which underlie that commitment
India working essays on society and economy by Barbara Harriss-White( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbara Harriss-White describes the working of the Indian economy through its most important social structures of accumulation. Successive chapters explore a range of topics including labour, capital, and the state. The author's conclusion challenges the notion that liberalisation releases the economy from political interference
History, culture, political economy by Sugata Bose( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern South Asia : a sourcebook and reader ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pity of partition by Ayesha Jalal( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pakisutan dokuritsu ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Self and sovereignty by Ayesha Jalal( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Manto's life, times, and work across the India-Pakistan divide by Ayesha Jalal( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The contents of this book cover Amritsar dreams of revolution, remembering Partition, living and walking Bombay, on the postcolonial moment, Pakistan and Uncle Sam's Cold War, and much more
Religion as difference, religion as faith : paradoxes of muslim identity by Ayesha Jalal( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Āʾishah Jalāl
Ayesha Jalal
Ǧalāl, ʿAʾiša
Ǧalāl, ʿAyiša
Jalāl, ʿAʾiša
Jalāl, ʿAʾišah
Jalāl, ʿĀʾishah
Jalāl, ʿAyiša
Jalāl, ʿAyišah
‏جلال، عائشه
جلال, عائشہ
عائشه جلال
عائشہ جلال
ジャラール, アーイシャ
English (187)
Japanese (2)
Urdu (1)
Malayalam (1)