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Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Chad Hillier and Basit Koshul


There are few moments in human history where the forces of religion, culture and politics converge to produce some of the most significant philosophical ideas in the world. India, in the early 20th century, was the setting for one of these moments, which saw the rise of activist-thinkers like Nehru, Jinnah, and Gandhi. One of the most influential members of the group was the poet-philosopher Muhammad Iqbal. Commonly known as the “spiritual father of Pakistan,” the philosophical and political ideas of Iqbal not only shaped the face of Indian Muslim nationalism but also shaped the direction of m ... More

Keywords: religion, culture, politics, India, activist-thinker, Muhammad Iqbal, poet-philosopher, Indian Muslim, nationalism, reformist Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748695416
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chad Hillier, editor
Wilfrid Laurier University

Basit Koshul, editor
University of Lahore