Muslim Conversion: How Did South Asia Become Muslim?

Prof. Akbar Hyder
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
University of Texas
USA

In examining how South Asia became Muslim, Akbar Hyder investigates four causal theories: the theory of the sword, political patronage, the chance to escape the Caste System, and migration. Hyder rejects the preeminence of any one factor and claims that a combination of all four gave rise to South Asia’s Muslim population’s conversion.

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