Publication Type:

Conference papers

Authors:

Raphael Susewind

Source:

DAVO Werkstattgespräche, September 20-24, Marburg (2010)

Keywords:

Lucknow

Abstract:

Every Indian knows whether he or she is a Muslim or not. But what it probably means to be one, in which contexts one chooses to identify oneself that way and whether being Muslim is ones sole religious identity remains a very open question. Discursive attempts to delimit the substantive content, contextual relevance or exclusive status of Muslimness are taken up, digested, and at times resisted by individual Muslims according to their personal experiences, ambivalences and ambiguities. In my PhD, I want to understand how these processes of digestation work, in which social fields they take place and which various shapes they might take at the example of a North Indian town.