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By Nile Green

Set in Hyderabad within the mid-nineteenth and early 20th centuries, this publication, a examine of the cultural global of the Muslim infantrymen of colonial India, specializes in the warriors' relationships with the faqir holy males who safe them and the British officials they served. Drawing on Urdu in addition to ecu assets, the e-book makes use of the biographies of Muslim holy males and their army fans to recreate the intense come across among a barracks tradition of miracle tales, carnivals, drug-use and insanity with a colonial tradition of mutiny memoirs, Evangelicalism, magistrates and the asylum. It explores the ways that the colonial military helped advertise this sepoy faith whereas whilst trying to regulate and suppress definite points of it. The ebook brings to mild the lifestyles of a different 'barracks Islam' and exhibits its significance to the cultural at the least the army historical past of colonial India.

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