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Education in the Indian subcontinent
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Islamic education (the intellectual and cultural formation of an individual) in the Indian subcontinent has been polymorphous and fluid since its introduction a millenium ago. A major change in the millennia-old educational systems of South Asia coincided with the beginning of Islamic rule in the subcontinent during the fifth/eleventh century. North Indian Islamic dynasties in power over the next eight centuries sought hegemonic political power partly through the production and reproduction of Islamic values…

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Kumar, Nita, “Education in the Indian subcontinent”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27791>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335738, 2017, 2017-4



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