Chapter 12. Muslim Entrepreneurs in Public Life between India and the Gulf: Making Good and doing Good

  1. Filippo Osella Reader2 and
  2. Benjamin Soares Senior Research Fellow3
  1. Filippo Osella Reader2 and
  2. Caroline Osella Reader1

Published Online: 20 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324402.ch12

Islam, Politics, Anthropology

Islam, Politics, Anthropology

How to Cite

Osella, F. and Osella, C. (2010) Muslim Entrepreneurs in Public Life between India and the Gulf: Making Good and doing Good, in Islam, Politics, Anthropology (eds F. Osella and B. Soares), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324402.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex, UK

  2. 3

    Afrika-Studiecentrum in Leiden, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332957

Online ISBN: 9781444324402

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Keywords:

  • Muslim entrepreneurs in public life between India and the Gulf - making good and doing good;
  • Islamic reformism and contemporary forms of capital accumulation in Kerala - exploring relationships;
  • self-avowedly concerned with ‘upliftment’ of Kerala's Muslim community - in community associations, orphanages, schools, trade organizations and everyday politics;
  • Kerala's turn-of-the century middle-class Muslims - ‘modern’ through generalized distancing from ‘tradition’;
  • uniqueness to Muslim religious-moral experience - exceptionalizing Islam among religions;
  • Muslims' entrepreneurial ethic - tempered by a strong ‘community orientation’;
  • from business interests to community ‘upliftment’ and back;
  • Social Advancement Foundation of India (SAFI) - brainchild of PMA, SAFI trust constructing a new university on outskirts of Kozhikode;
  • Kerala Muslims, Gulf for successful blending of Islam - with cutting-edge technologies and modern business practices;
  • reformist organizations, becoming vociferous - in their critique of ‘globalization’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Muslim entrepreneurs

  • From business interests to community ‘upliftment’ and back

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notes

  • References