South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Fall 2013 Seminar Series

Thu, July 18, 2013
Fall 2013 Seminar Series

Muslims from the Margins
The seminar series will offer a wide-ranging account of the intra-communal challenges to various forms of Muslim hegemonies in South Asia. In the process, we will facilitate a more interdisciplinary discussion about aesthetics, reform, piety, and justice.

Thursday, September 12
Lamia Karim, University of Oregon, “Politics of the Margins? Contextualizing Shahbagh Uprising and Hefazat-e-Islam in Bangladesh”



Thursday, September 19
Shahzad Bashir, Stanford University, “Reading Sufi Hagiography as Social Critique”

Thursday, September 26
Gail Minault, University of Texas – Austin, “"I am a Ruby Wrapped in a Rag" - Zay Kay Sheen and the Possibility of Poetry as Autobiography”

Thursday, October 3

Sean Pue, Michigan State University,A 'Punjabi' Critique of Sufi Idioms: N.M. Rashed and Urdu Literary Tradition”

Thursday, October 24
Sajjad Rizvi, “Shii Islam as Imperial Faith: Sayyid Dildar Ali and the Avadh Dispensation”

Thursday, October 31
Asad Ahmed, University of California – Berkeley, “The Equivalent of the Prophet: Fadl-i Haqq, Khayrabadi and Muslim Rationalism in Early Modern India”

Thursday, November 7
Sadia Saeed, Yale University, “Hailing the 'Muslim' Citizen: National Identity, State and the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan”

Thursday, November 21
Afsar Mohammed, University of Texas – Austin, “Jihad, Local Modernity and Reformism: The Story of a Sufi Master from the Below”

All seminars are free and open to the public. The seminars will take place in the Meyerson Conference Room (William C Hoggs Hall, Rm 4.118) from 3:30-5pm at University of Texas - Austin.

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