Workshop: Discussing recent work on Islam in South Asia

The research team “History and Sufism in the Indus Valley“, coordinated by Michel Boivin at the Center for South Asian Studies (CEIAS) in Paris, organizes a workshop to discuss on recent publications focusing on Islam in India and Pakistan. It will be held at the CEIAS on 24 January 2013 between 9 am and 1 .30 pm. For more information about this event, you can contact Delphine Ortis.

Julien Levesque will discuss the book by Alix Philippon, Soufisme et politique au Pakistan. Le mouvement barelwi à l’heure de la “guerre contre le terrorisme”, Karthala – Sciences Po Aix, 2011.

Discussant: Alix Philippon (IEP Aix-en Provence)

Delphine Ortis will draw a comparative review of recent books dealing with dargah in India: Anna Bigelow, 2010, Sharing the Sacred. Practicing Pluralism in Muslim North India, Oxford University Press ; Kelly Pemberton, 2010, Women Mystics and Sufi Shrines in India, University of South Carolina Press ; Carla Bellamy, 2011, The Powerful Ephemeral. Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place, Berkeley, University of California Press.

Discussant: Farzana Shaikh, Royal Institute of International Affairs, London

Michel Boivin will discuss on new works about Ismailis and Aga Khans, through a presentation of the book by Teena Purohit, 2012, The Aga Khan Case. Religion and Identity in Colonial India, Harvard University Press, et de quelques autres.

Discussant: Denis Hermann, CNRS-Mondes iranien et indien


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