29 December 2006
The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform
I don't think I ever reviewed Adeeb Khalid's The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform: Jadidism in Central Asia, probably because I didn't finish it. I ran out of time to read it all (since my time was limited with ILL), but I'd decided before I had to return it that this is a book worth owning. It was absolutely fascinating, particularly the chapters on educational reform in Central Asia in the early 1900s and the chapters on nation building. I wish I could have finished it, but I will soon.