Sindhi Multiscriptality, Past and Present: A Sociolinguistic Investigation into Community Acceptance

Sindhī Multiscriptality, Past and Present. A Sociolinguistic Investigation into Community Acceptance

by Arvind Vijaykumar Iyengar

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), University of Pune, India Master of Applied Linguistics (Honours), University of New England, Australia

A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Discipline of Linguistics
School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences

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Two new articles on Sufism in Sindh and India

Claveyrolas, M. et Delage, R., eds (2016) Territoires du religieux dans les mondes indiens. Parcourir, mettre en scène, franchir. Editions de l’EHESS (coll. Purusartha 34), Paris, 339 p.

In this book dealing with religions and its territories in South Asia and beyond, two articles (French language) focus on Sindh and Sindhis. The first one is about Sufism in Sehwan Sharif (by Rémy Delage) and the second  one about Sindhi Hindus settled in India (by Michel Boivin): Continue reading Two new articles on Sufism in Sindh and India

Book: Sufism and everyday politics of belonging in South Asia by Dandekar and Tschacher

Dandekar, D. and Tschacher, T., eds, Islam, Sufism and everyday politics of belonging in South Asia, London: Routledge, 2016.

“This book looks at the study of ideas, practices and institutions in South Asian Islam, commonly identified as ‘Sufism’, and how they relate to politics in South Asia. While the importance of Sufism for the lives of South Asian Muslims has been repeatedly asserted, the specific role played by Sufism in contestations over social and political belonging in South Asia has not yet been fully analysed.

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Journal issue: Partition and Sindh: Dispersals, Memories and Diasporas

Priya Kumar and Rita Kothari (eds), special issue on “Partition and Sindh: Dispersals, Memories and Diasporas”, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, vol. 39, no. 4, 2016.

Introduction
Sindh, 1947 and Beyond
Priya Kumar & Rita Kothari
Pages: 773-789
Unwanted Refugees: Sindhi Hindus in India and Muhajirs in Sindh
Nandita Bhavnani
Pages: 790-804
Alienation, Displacement and Home in Mohan Kalpana’s Jalavatni
Trisha Lalchandani
Pages: 805-819

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