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Saleem Khan – The Shia dominance of the legal profession in British India: A Study of Lawyer-Politicians of Bihar

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia Saleem Khan The Shia dominance of the legal profession in British India :A Study of Lawyer-Politicians of Bihar ‘Ulema, religious rituals, sectarian violence and aristocrats have generally been the focus for studies on …

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Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Shi‘a Muslims constitute a significant, though indeterminate (perhaps c. 15-20%) minority within South Asian Islam, making South Asia one of the world’s most significant centres of Shi‘a population. Moreover, the historical associations …