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Historicising Islamic Extremism in the Punjab

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Abstract: The last quarter of the 19th century witnessed the advent of reform movements in the Punjab which were partly a response to Christian proselytizing activity and which led to the emergence of religion as a principal identity marker. All three major religions, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism became self-contained and exclusivist entities. The prime focus of this talk will be on the Muslims of the Punjab, who gradually acquiesced to the traditionalist version of Islam, thus paving the way for the religious extremism in the post colonial state of Pakistan.

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