Global Islam

*All summaries written for personal use

Islam, Modernity & Reform

  • Ahmed, Shahab. What is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.
  • Bowering, Gerhard, Patricia Crone, and Mahan Mirza, eds. The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.
  • Commins, David Dean. Islamic Reform: Politics and Social Change in Late Ottoman Syria. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
  • Dudoignon, Stephane A., Komatsu Hisao, and Kosugi Yasushi, eds. Intellectuals in the Modern Islamic World: Transmissions, Transformation, and Communication. New York: Routledge, 2006.
  • Esposito, John L. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Hanioğlu, M. Şükrü. A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.
  • Haj, Samira. Reconfiguring Islamic Tradition: Reform, Rationality, and Modernity. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008.
  • Holt, P.M., Ann K.S. Lambton, and Bernard Lewis, eds. The Cambridge History of Islam: The Indian Sub-Continent, South-East Asia, Africa and the Muslim West, Vol. 2A. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1977.
  • Kurzman, Charles. Modernist Islam, 1840-1940: A Sourcebook. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Moaddel, Mansoor and Kamran Talattof. Modernist and Fundamentalist Debates in Islam: A Reader. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
  • Streusand, Douglas E. Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals. Boulder: Westview Press, 2010.

Section: 11

Total: 11

Trade & Movement

  • Bose, Sugata. A Hundred Horizons: The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006.
  • Casale, Giancarlo. The Ottoman Age of Exploration. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Chaudhuri, K.N. Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean: An Economic History from the Rise of Islam to 1750. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
  • Ho, Engseng. The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.
  • Metcalf, Thomas. Imperial Connections: India in the Indian Ocean Arena, 1860-1920. Oakland: University of California Press, 2008.
  • Tagliacozzo, Eric. “Southeast Asia’s Middle East: Shifting Geographies of Islam and Trade Across the Indian Ocean.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 34, no. 3 (2014): 565-573.
  • Tagliacozzo, Eric, ed. Southeast Asia and the Middle East: Islam, Movement, and the Longue Durée. Singapore: NUS Press, 2009.

Section: 7

Total: 18


  • Choudhury, Rishad. “The Hajj and the Hindi: The Ascent of the Indian Sufi Lodge in the Ottoman Empire.” Modern Asian Studies 50, no. 6 (2016): 1888-1931.
  • Green, Nile. “The Hajj as its own Undoing: Infrastructure and Integration on the Muslim Journey to Mecca.” Past and Present 226, no. 1 (2015): 193-226.
  • Low, Michael Christopher. “Empire and the Hajj: Pilgrims, Plagues, and Pan-Islam Under British Surveillance, 1865-1908.” International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 40 (2008): 269-290.
  • Slight, John. The British Empire and the Hajj, 1865-1956. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.
  • Tagliacozzo, Eric and Shawkat Toorawa. The Hajj: Pilgrimage in Islam. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • Tagliacozzo, Eric. The Longest Journey: Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Section: 6

Total: 24

Political & Intellectual Networks

Section: 8

Total: 32

Islam in South Asia

  • Ahmed, Rafiuddin. The Bengal Muslims, 1871-1906: A Quest for Identity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981.
  • Alavi, Seema. “Fugitive Mullahs and Outlawed Fanatics: Indian Muslims in Nineteenth Century Trans-Asiatic Imperial Rivalries.” Modern Asian Studies 45, no. 6 (2011): 1337-1382.
  • Alavi, Seema. Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.
  • Amin, Sonia Nishat. The World of Muslim Women in Colonial Bengal, 1876-1939. New York: Brill, 1996.
  • Avari, Burjor. Islamic Civilization in South Asia: A History of Muslim Power and Presence in the Indian Subcontinent. New York: Routledge, 2012.
  • Ewing, Katharine, ed. Sharīʻat and Ambiguity in South Asian Islam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.
  • Gilmartin, David. Empire and Islam: Punjab and the Making of Pakistan. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1989.
  • Green, Nile. Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840-1915. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • Hardy, Peter. The Muslims of British India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972.
  • Hasan, M.A., ed. Communal and Pan-Islamic Trends in Colonial India. New Delhi: Manohar, 1985.
  • Jalal, Ayesha. Self and Sovereignty: Individual and Community in South Asian Islam Since 1850. New York: Routledge, 2001.
  • Metcalf, Barbara D. Islamic Revival in British India: Deoband, 1860-1900. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982.
  • Metcalf, Barbara D., ed. Islam in South Asia in Practice. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.
  • Mukherjee, Soumen. Ismailism and Islam in Modern South Asia: Community and Identity in the Age of Religious Internationals. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • Özcan, Azmi. Pan-Islamism: Indian Muslims, the Ottomans and Britain, 1877-1924. New York: Brill, 1997.
  • Qureshi, M. Naeem. Pan-Islam in British Indian Politics: A Study of the Khilafat Movement, 1918-1924. Leiden: Brill, 1999.
  • Reetz, Dietrich. “The Deoband Universe: What Makes a Transcultural and Transnational Education Movement of Islam?” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 27, no.1 (2007).
  • Robinson, Francis. Islam, South Asia, and the West. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Section: 18

Total: 50