University of London, and Oxford Center for Islamic Studies
Ahmad, Irfan. 2009. Islamism and Democracy in India: The Transformation of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Princeton University Press.It was short-listed for the International Convention of Asia Scholars (2011) Book Prize for the best study in the field of Social Sciences. The South Asian edition of the book is published by Permanent Black, New Delhi, in the Indian Century Series.The Açilim Kitap, Istanbul, will publish a Turkish edition of Islamism and Democracy in India in 2014.
Currently, Irfan is working on a book manuscript on forms, functions and modalities of critique in Islam in relation to social and cultural theories.
Islamism and Democracy in India has earned a range of detailed reviews in multiple languages (English, French, Hindi, Malayalam and Urdu) in leading anthropological and social science journals as well as semi– and non–academic media. It has also been discussed in blogs, online discussions and other genres. In addition to book-talks, the author also gave a long book-based interview (in English) to People TV, a Malayalam TV channel, as well as to the BBC (Urdu).