9. India
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In volume 2 | book 3, The Decline of Islamic Literature | Section 3, From the Napoleonic Expedition to Egypt in 1798 until the Present Day

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In the nineteenth century, Islam in India was constantly forced into competition with Christianity and local religions while continuing to receive new impulses by continuing contacts with Mecca. As such, the Indian printing houses came to play a significant role in the dissemination of older works, especially collections of ḥadīth. Here, too, |⁶⁵⁴ theology was at the centre of literary activity. See Suppl.

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Carl Brockelmann, “9. India”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_233090>
First published online: 2017

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