DOI:​10.1017/S0026749X07003198
Corpus ID: 143932405
Islamism and Social Reform in Kerala, South India
F. Osella, Caroline Osella
Published 2008
Sociology
Modern Asian Studies
Abstract This paper critiques ethnographic tendencies to idealise and celebrate sufi ‘traditionalism’ as authentically South Asian. We perceive strong academic trends of frank distaste for reformism… Expand
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