Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Editorial

Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Editorial

Article excerpt

This issue comprises of four articles, current history and a report of the 24th Pakistan History Conference held this year in Lahore.

From India, Dr. Ananda Bhattacharya has presented a detailed study of the phenomenon of'Dasnamî Sannyäsis in the Eighteenth Century Politics and Economy' originally organized by the sage Shankar Achärya for defending the Hindu faith initially from the heterodoxies, like Buddhism and Jainism, and then against the Muslims. It was started as an all India movement with four basic centres having a large following of Sannyäsis, roaming ones as well as settled ones, financially well provided as warriortraders. Local chiefs, including Muslims, were always ready to use their services as supporting armies. They posed a grave problem to the English rulers.

Dr. Mujeeb Ahmad (Pakistan) discusses the role of the Barelwi maslak (sect) Muslims of India in his article 'The Decline of the Ottoman Empire and the South Asian Barelwis: A Case study of the Khilâfat Movement (1918-1924)'. He explains their point of view that as per a hadlth the Khilâfat belongs to the>Quraish. They refused to accept the Turkish Sultän's claim for Khilâfat but were ready to sympathize with and help the Turks as their Mu .lim brothers, who were and are also mostly Hanafis. Earlier the Mughul emperors also did not accept the Turkish claim. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.