Professor Faisal Devji: List of publications

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An elephant in the room

From Minority to Nation

Secular Islam

Gandhi’s Great War

India and World War I

The Problem of Muslim Universality

Islam After Liberalism

C.A. Bayly

Age of sincerity

Post-Interest Politics

Middle of the Road Mahatma

Is a Dalit-Muslim Alliance Possible?

Is a Dalit-Muslim Alliance Possible?

Book Review: Iqbal Singh Sevea, The Political Philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal

The Rediscovery of India

Gandhi and Ambedkar, a False Debate

Gandhi and Ambedkar, a False Debate


An Indian History of Tolerance

Indien: Nationstaat oder Zivilisation?

Made in India

Fighting Terrorism with the Big Boys

“Young Fogeys: The Anachronism of New Scholarship on Pakistan,” review of Venkat Dhulipala’s A New Medina

Catching up with Oneself: Islam and the Representation of Humanity

ISIS: A Life on the Surface

The Universal and the Particular

The Anatomy of a Massacre

His Story of India

Mystical Assassinations

An Indian History of Tolerance


Nationalism as Antonym of Communalism

Tracking Islam in the Archive

BJP and Congress: Different Mandates, Similar Challenges

The Idea of Ismailism

Broad Brush

Changing Contours of Censorship

Little Dictators: Nationalism, Censorship and the Making of a Canon for Pakistani Art

“Readymade Ramayana,” review of Ramchandra Guha, Gandhi before India

The Centre Cannot Hold

Gandhi and the Sovereignty of Death

Islam in British Geopolitical Thought

Politics after Al-Qaeda

Tracking Islam in the archive.

Europe’s Muslim Passions

Communities of violence

Extraire le Bien du Mal: la Leçon du Mahabharata

Mission statement responses

The Poetry of Al Qaida and the Taliban

Muslim Zion

Why Terror is Class Conflict

Political Thought in Action: The Bhagavad Gita and Modern India

Shades of Fatherhood

Speaking of Violence

Jinnah and the Theatre of Politics

Gandhi did Prefer Violence… of a Different Kind

Torture at the Limit of Politics

Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840-1915 * By NILE GREEN

The Impossible Indian

Media and Martyrdom

“Taking Shi’ism to the Masses,” review of Justin Jones, Shi’a Islam in Colonial India

Red Mosque


Attacking Mumbai

Illiberal islam

Images Ungoverned

Al-Qaeda and the future of politics

Apocalyptic Effects: Questions of Globalization and Islam

Muslim Universality

Itineraries of Self-Rule: Essays on the Centenary of Ghandi's Hind Swaraj

Der Mythos der Gewalt

The Paradox of Nonviolence

Itineraries of Self-Rule: Essays on the Centenary of Gandhi's Hind Swaraj

The Equivocal History of a Muslim Reformation

The idea of a Muslim community: British India, 1857-1906

The Idea of a Muslim Community: British India, 1857-1906

The terrorist as humanitarian

Morality in the Shadow of Politics

The Bhagavad Gita and Modern Thought: Introduction

Apologetic Modernity

Leibe deinen Feind: Militanter Islamismus

Muhammad Iqbal and the Crisis of Representation in British India

The Mountain Comes to Muhammad: Global Islam in Provincial Europe

The terrorist as Humanitarian

Miniaturmalerei im Spiegel zeitgenössischer Künste

The Mutiny to Come

Red mosque

Comments on Rajeev Bhargava’s ‘The Distinctiveness of Indian Secularism’

Review of J. Maheed, Autobiography, Travel and Postnational Identity: Gandhi, Nehru and Iqbal

The ‘Arab’ in Global Militancy

The Terrorist in Search of Humanity

“Portrait of a Remarkable Community,” review of Mark-Anthony Falzon’s Cosmopolitan Connections: The Sindhi Diaspora, 1860-2000

Apologetic Modernity

The Minority as Political Form

A Demilitarised War

A Shadow Nation: The Making of Muslim India

Al-Qaeda, Spectre of Globalisation

Beyond sovereignty

Review of D. Reetz, Islam in the Public Sphere and Y. Sikand, The Origins and Development of the Tablighi Jamaat

Review of Muzaffar Alam, The Languages of Political Islam: India 1200-1800

Al-Qaeda, Spectre of Globalisation

Global War on Terror as De-Militarization

Landscapes of the Jihad Militancy, Morality, Modernity

Imitatio Muhammadi: Khomeini and the Mystery of Citizenship



Subject to translation: Shakespeare, Swahili, Socialism

Translated Pleasures

Gender and the Politics of Space


Gender and the Politics of Space

El Llenguatge de la Universalitat Musulmana/The Language of Muslim Universality

Speaking of Violence

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