God’s Government: Jama’at-i-Islami of India

  • M. S. Agwani


The Jama’at-i-Islami’s founder, Maulana Maududi, left India for Pakistan after establishing the organisation, but the movement continued to make an impact in Hindu-majority India. Despite many apparent contradictions in the Jama’at’s philosophical or ideological thrusts (for example, its dislike of democracy, some similarity with Fascism and Communism, and its opposition to nationalism and secularism), the organisation has been surviving and flourishing among significant segments of Indian Muslims.


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