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Madrasas in Assam

Abu Nasar Saied Ahmed (Author)

Madrasas in Assam is a pioneering and well-researched work on a little known and at the same time controversial issue, which has gained importantance in the public domain, after the bomb blast on October 2, 2014 in Bardwan District of West Bengal and subsequent arrest of a number of person in Barpeta District of Assam. The private madrasas are the main thrust of this book. It reveals why this variety of madrasas, plagued by backwardness of all kinds, is the only destination of the children of poor Muslims for education and how these Islamic seminaries are at the crossroads of tradition and modernity.

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About the author

Abu Nasar Saied Ahmed

Abu Nasar Saied Ahmed is currently Director Research, Centre for Development and Peace Studies, Guwahati. A former Professor of Politival Science at Dibugarh University, teaching and conducting research on international relations, foreign policies of major powers for 24 years, he served the Department of Humanities and Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati as a Visiting Professor then became the Dean, school of Social Science at the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya. LIPI (Indonesian Institute of Science) at Jakarta and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.

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Bibliographic information

Title Madrasas in Assam
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.01.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183704144
length xi+191p., Illustrations; 23cm.