The debate on 20th century Nationalism has often been considered specific to Euro-American academic discourse. The case of Orient, in particular of Indian Subcontinent has only recently been explored from socio-historical perspective in this regard. It is in this light that the case of Jam‘iyyat ‘Ulama-i Hind (est. 1919) and its proposal of ‘composite nationalism’ has been explored in the given article. An attempt has been made on the placement of JUH’s idea in the socio-historical context thereby identifying its significance and relevance in the contemporary academic field of South-Asian Islam.
Keywords: Jam’iyyat ‘Ulama-i Hind, Composite Nationalism, Islam in South Asia, Nation-State.