New via FirstView from the Editors of the International Journal of Asian Studies

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The Editors of the International Journal of Asian Studies are pleased to annouce publication of the following article via FirstView:

Confronting the Indian State: islamism, secularism, and the Kashmiri Muslim question

Iymon Majid

DOI:     Published online by Cambridge University Press: 24 September 2020, pp. 1-14 

This paper investigates the framework of Islamist politics of Jama'at e Islami in Indian-administered Kashmir. Even though Jama'at e Islami creates the notion of “other” in the Indian state and challenges it but Kashmir's provincial relationship with India also forces it to work within the limits set up by the same state. This paper, thus, conceptualizes the relationship between Indian state and Islamists in a Muslim Majority region that demands the right to self-determination. In doing so, the paper interrogates Jama'at e Islami's rhetorical opposition to the political doctrine of Indian secularism and raises queries about minority rights and their place in the Islamist project.


The International Journal of Asian Studies is the journal of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo. Jin Sato, Editor in Chief. Christopher Gerteis, Executive Editor

Categories: Journal TOC
Keywords: India, Kashmir, Islam, IJAS