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DEOBANDIS. The `ulama' associated with the Indo-Pakistani reformist movement centered in the Dar al`Ulum of Deoband are known by the name Deobandis. The school at Deoband, a country town some ninety miles northeast of Delhi, was founded in 1867. It was a pioneer effort to transmit the religious sciences, specifically the dars-i nizami identified with the Lucknow based `ulama' of Farangi Mahall, by utilizing institutional forms derived from British schools. The goal of the school was to preserve ...more

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