Islam and the Victorians: Nineteenth Century Perceptions of by Shahin Kuli Khan Khattak

By Shahin Kuli Khan Khattak

This publication brings to lifestyles Victorian Britain's conceptions and misconceptions of the Muslim international utilizing an intensive research of various cultural assets of the interval. She discovers the present illustration of Muslims and Islam within the significant spheres of British impression - India and the Ottoman Empire - used to be bolstered through reoccurring topics: via literature and leisure the general public observed "the Mahomedan" because the "noble savage", a notion bolstered via commute writing and fiction of the "exotic east" and the "Arabian Nights".

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Hunter and Wilfred S. Blunt. William Wilson Hunter (1840-1900) a statistician, entered the civil service of India in 1862. His post as Superintendent Of Public Instruction in Orissa enabled him to write the Annals of Rural Bengal of 1868. In 1871 he became Director General of the Statistical Department of India and compiled his first book which was the census of India, in 1872. He retired in 1887 and wrote other books, mostly on Indian subjects. , contained advice for the British government about the state of affairs regarding the Muslims of India.

Therefore their struggle was not against the British, in fact they even tried to dissuade Muslims from taking part in the violence of 1857 along with the Hindus of India, as a result of Indian nationalism. The British Raj had reached its zenith and there were rumbles of discontent in the empire. The populace of India as a whole was antagonistic to British rule. These rumblings found an outlet in 1857 and were amplified by other insurrections. However the people who paid the highest price were the Muslims.

According to Gladstone the Turkish Government was not notably intellectual and yet there grew up, what has been rare in the history of the world, a kind of tolerance in the midst of cruelty, tyranny, and rapine. As a result of this tolerance much of Christian life was contemptuously let alone; the subordinate functions of government were allowed to devolve upon the bishops, an attitude which attracted a race of Greeks to Turkey. This, for Gladstone made up in some degree the deficiencies of Turkish Islam in the “element of mind”.

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