Religion as Critique
Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Subject: Religion, Social Science | University of North Carolina
Print ISBN: 9780000000000
eBook ISBN: 9781469635101
On a broader level, Ahmad expands the idea of critique itself. Drawing on his fieldwork among marketplace hawkers in Delhi and Aligarh, he construes critique anthropologically as a sociocultural activity in the everyday lives of ordinary Muslims, beyond the world of intellectuals. Religion as Critique allows space for new theoretical considerations of modernity and change, taking on such salient issues as nationhood, women's equality, the state, culture, democracy, and secularism.