Islam in South Asia

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    Fikrun wa Fann was a cultural magazine published by the Goethe Institute from 1963 to 2016 that supported and shaped the cultural exchange between Germany and Islamic countries. Together with the publishing of the last issue, “Flight and Displacement” (issue 105), in autumn of 2016 the maintenance and updating of this online portal was ceased.

    The social situation of Muslims in India

    India is commonly regarded as a Hindu country. In fact, with more than 13 % of the population (138 million people in 2001), the Muslim community in India is the largest religious minority in the world. Its situation in Indian society is correspondingly complex.More ...

    South Asian Islam and its encounter with modernity

    In the analytical framework of modernity, Islam's antagonistic posture against the 'developed' and 'progressive' West is being emphasized too much.More ...

    Islam and the Internet in South Asia

    In former times, technology and the media in South Asia were used as in instrument of colonial domination by the British Empire. Today the internet is used to express various identities of the world’s second, third, and fourth largest Muslim populations.More ...

    Glorious achievements of Islamic architecture in the South Asian sub-continent

    South Asia is marked by religions existing side by side. This also led to various artistic traditions being combined to create a special form of Muslim architecture.More ...

    Migration and Integration

    Migration is changing cultures. The Goethe-Institut reflects these developments in Germany and around the world and dedicates its work to the linguistic integration of migrants.

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