Deobandi

Deobandi

Organisation

Deobandi

The Deobandi movement was initially a Sunni revivalist movement created in Deoband, a city of Uttar Pradesh, in pre-independence India, as a reaction to British colonialism seen as corrupting Islam.

Post-independence it survived as a revivalist movement in India, but in Pakistan it became the inspiration of several conservative religious political organisations.

Frederic Grare, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Director and Senior Associate, South Asia Program