Islamic Reform and Colonial Discourse on Modernity in India

Socio-Political and Religious Thought of Vakkom Moulavi

  • Authors
  • JoseĀ Abraham

Part of the Postcolonialism and Religions book series (PCR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jose Abraham
    Pages 1-20
  3. Jose Abraham
    Pages 21-42
  4. Jose Abraham
    Pages 65-88
  5. Jose Abraham
    Pages 89-114
  6. Jose Abraham
    Pages 115-135
  7. Jose Abraham
    Pages 137-165
  8. Jose Abraham
    Pages 167-173
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-243

About this book


In Kerala, Vakkom Moulavi motivated Muslims to embrace modernity, especially modern education, in order to reap maximum benefit. In this process, he initiated numerous religious reforms. However, he held fairly ambivalent attitudes towards individualism, materialism and secularization, defending Islam against the attacks of Christian missionaries.


discourse education identity India individual Islam Materialism politics reform reforms

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