This item a book of conquest the chachnama and muslim origins in south asia by manan ahmed asif hardcover 1216 only 1 left in stock order soon ships from and sold by keystone books. Manan ahmed asif shows that the chachnama is a sophisticated work of political theory embedded in both the indic and islamic ethos his social and intellectual history of this text offers an important corrective to the divisions between muslim and hindu that so often define pakistani and indian politics today. Manan ahmed asifs powerful study a book of conquest the chachnama and muslim origins in south asia debunks this origins narrative and reveals new frames of reference that will replace the question of arrival of muslims in south asia with idea of being muslims in india. A book of conquest the chachnama and muslim origins in south asia is a critical literary historical and intellectual analysis of a 13 th century persian text which tells the story of the arab invasions of sindh in the 7 8 th centuries. The question of how islam arrived in india remains markedly contentious in south asian politics standard accounts center on the umayyad caliphates incursions into sind and littoral western india in the eighth century ce
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