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Islam and Politics in Bangladesh

The Followers of Ummah

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mubashar Hasan
    Pages 1-28
  3. Mubashar Hasan
    Pages 83-113
  4. Mubashar Hasan
    Pages 115-144
  5. Mubashar Hasan
    Pages 203-209
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 211-215

About this book

Introduction

This book conceptualizes the politics of Bangladesh through an Islamic concept called ummah or the global brotherhood of Muslims. It demonstrates that, against the backdrop of geopolitics, capitalism and free flow of ideas, localization of this global religious concept at individual level, institutional level, major party platforms and state has cemented the current political condition in Bangladesh in which religiosity, religious intolerance, Islamization and extremism take place. By exploring the effects of ummah in Bangladeshi politics, this book shows how major political parties have mainstreamed political Islam in the country. The book rejects the long standing scholarly claim of religious-secular distinction in Bangladeshi politics and argues that with most Muslim-dominated states, there are no major secular parties in Bangladesh. There are only Islamic parties, which are more or less Islamic. The purely ‘rational’ domain of politics in Bangladesh is long lost, and political Islam sets the framework for politics in the country. The reason behind this logic of Bangladeshi politics is formed, contained and expanded by ummah

Mubashar Hasan is a Research Fellow at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. He is also an adjunct fellow at the Humanitarian and Development Research Initiative in University of Western Sydney, Australia. He has published widely in academic journals and co-edited Radicalization in South Asia published in 2019. 

Keywords

Ummah Islamic Finance Bangladesh Counter-Globalization Islam and Politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of OsloOsloNorway

About the authors

Mubashar Hasan is a Research Fellow at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. He is also an adjunct fellow at the Humanitarian and Development Research Initiative in University of Western Sydney, Australia. He has published widely in academic journals and co-edited Radicalization in South Asia published in 2019. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Islam and Politics in Bangladesh
  • Book Subtitle The Followers of Ummah
  • Authors Mubashar Hasan
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1116-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-1115-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-1118-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-1116-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 215
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Islam
    Asian Politics
    Conflict Studies
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