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As a thriving port urban, nineteenth-century Bombay attracted migrants from throughout India and past. Nile Green's Bombay Islam lines the binds among industrialization, imperialism and the construction of faith to teach how Muslim migration fueled call for for a variety of spiritual providers, as Christian missionaries competed with Muslim spiritual marketers for a stake within the new marketplace. Enabled by way of a colonial coverage of non-intervention in spiritual affairs, and powered by way of steam shuttle and vernacular printing, Bombay's Islamic productions have been exported so far as South Africa and Iran. Connecting histories of faith, labour and globalization, the booklet examines the position of normal humans – mill arms and retailers – in shaping the call for that drove the industry. through drawing on hagiographies, travelogues, doctrinal works, and poems in Persian, Urdu and Arabic, Bombay Islam unravels a vernacular modernity that observed humans from around the Indian Ocean drawn into Bombay's business economic system of enchantment.

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