CONTENTS:- 1. A Day in Deoband 2. Madrasa Reforms: A Deobandi Response 3. The State and Madrasa Reforms: An Indian Deobandi Perspective 4. Deoband's Rector on the Central Madras Boards 5. A Deobandi Madrasa with a Difference 6. Kashmir's Largest Madrasa: Dar -ul-Uloom Raheemiyyah 7. Traditionalist Ulema and Eduational Reforms in Kerala 8. Maududi on Madrasa Reforms 9. Indian Madrasa Reform: A Leading Maulana's Plea 10. Reviving a Tradition: Muslim Women as Religious Authorities 11. Countering Anti-Madrasa Propaganda 12. Defending the Madrasas: Indian Ulema Respond 13. State Policies on Madrasas and Muslim Education: A Re-Appraisal
Madrasa education plays a crucial role in contemporary India, specially when there are much debated issues like madrasas and allegations of terrorism, madrasa reforms, relations between madrasas and the state, and the fashioning of new forms of Muslim religious authority through the establishment of madarsas. This book deals with various aspects of Madrasa education in contemporary India.