The Evolution of the British Indian Muslims’ National Identity

Jiang LAN, Ya YANG


After the partition in 1947, Pakistan had to face social problems resulted from national identity differences and conflict, which threaten the national unity, social stability and prosperity seriously. The origin and development of this problem were not so much due to historical roots as due to an evil fruit of colonialism. Muslims in British India had to confront with different ideological and organizational challenges of colonialism and nationalism in the colonial institutions. How their national identities exactly originated and evolved? And what was their national identities’ influence? This academic paper intends to explore the causes, processes and impacts of the national identity evolution of the British Indian Muslims.


The British India; Muslim; National identity; Evolution

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