Indian Muslim Perceptions of the West During the Eighteenth Century
Oxford University Press, 1998 - 407 pages
What did the forefathers of today's Indian Muslims think of the fair-skinned foreigners who flocked to their shores in the 18th century? The author makes a comparative study of the perceptions of 18th-century Muslims towards the West as evinced from their writings. The text is intended for historians, sociologists and political scientists.
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