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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 368–373.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... In The Calling of History , Chakrabarty highlights the way in which Sarkar's character cannot be explained by reference to larger structures such as capitalism and colonialism. Indeed, Chakrabarty himself intuits Sarkar's character through copying. On the other hand, in Sarkar's own work, character plays a key...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (1): 255–269.
Published: 01 May 2012
... kinds of question: that of the nation-state and its borders, and that of the character of Islam in a particular country. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 A Door Ajar: National Borders...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 355–361.
Published: 01 August 2016
... in which framing Chakrabarty's intervention within a history of science landscape might generate further avenues of investigation and critical reflection. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 truth history of science South Asia character materiality...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 21–41.
Published: 01 May 2016
... on the same terms as the male characters. Feminist scholarship has characterized the 1950s and 1960s as a moment of paucity in women's writing and decline in feminist politics. Yet Bhandari's and Chudamani's distinct uses of a language of entitlement offer a deeper understanding of the role of the literary...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 11–19.
Published: 01 May 2008
... radicalizes narration by eliminating traditional distinctions between characters, between character and setting, and between scenes. The text is one sentence, a breathless single paragraph, articulated only with the caesuras provided by commas, colons, and backslashes. The book itself is an atrocity...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Benjamin Siegel In the years following independence, looking toward agricultural self-sufficiency, India's national leadership sought to identify cultivators endowed with the daring, grit, and experimental character needed to actualize the promise of plenty. Drawing on Western modernization theory...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 314–335.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., arguing that a constitutional framework that mandated a statist agenda of social transformation provided the conditions of possibility for PIL to emerge. The enormous powers of PIL stem from its populist character, which allows the appellate courts great flexibility in being able to maneuver themselves...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 345–346.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of Jadunath Sarkar and shows how Mughal history in his wake has had to abjure ideas and subjectivity as a result of this constitutive tension. Devji's comments follow up this point by looking at the way in which Sarkar's apparently biased and old-fashioned focus on character, and so religion and ideas...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 269–280.
Published: 01 August 2009
... to an interiorized orientalism, erecting the West as a model and reproducing orientalist stereotypes. French new orientalist narratives are characterized by their simplified version of Islam, their construction of a polarized vision of the world, and the proclamation of their preference for the West. Emphatically...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 574–582.
Published: 01 December 2010
... exuded a heterogeneous, cosmopolitan character that blurred public borders in terms of class hierarchies and gendered, linguistic, and ethnic boundaries, and threatened an emerging Turkish cultural order. Both the narratives of American jazz exceptionalism and a predominant 1930s-centric Turkish...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (2): 323–338.
Published: 01 August 2012
... restrictions. More recent figural representations are nevertheless balanced by more subtle ways of underscoring the particularly Islamic character of the picture books. Rather than bluntly imposing visual or theological norms, today’s illustrated children’s books promote religious socialization by relying...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (2): 391–407.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the story of the “99” superheroes unfolds, namely the burning of Dar al-Hikma and the great library of Baghdad by the Mongols in AD 1258. While looking at the character of the superheroes, their backgrounds, and the obstacles they face, this article studies the relevance of these fictional and historical...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 261–266.
Published: 01 August 2021
... the dissimilar legal training acquired by the actors and the varying character of Islamic modernism in each geographical context. A focus on diverse intellectual trajectories and competing visions of Islamic law furnishes a useful means for accounting for the aporia endemic to Aman Allah's modernizing project...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 230–236.
Published: 01 August 2020
... a central part; and a more metropolitan genealogy of political repression that could be traced back to the monarchy. The author thus divides her remarks into three sections. First, she addresses the double genealogy of exception in France; second, the discriminatory character of the exception; and last...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 551–558.
Published: 01 December 2019
... in the discursive and performative orientation of the book. Sometimes the shifting character of what constitutes corruption produces less a systematic account of corruption than a history of shifting political cultures (much of which has, of course, been covered in a variety of ways by scholars of Nigeria...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 345–360.
Published: 01 August 2020
... that statements of the character of alterity became more significant. Through discursive analysis of the expansion of the telegraph and railway into Bijnor qasbah, alongside newspaper conversations and state documents, this essay suggests that the timescape of Bijnor was characterized by a sewing together of past...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 507–525.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Farhan Karim Abstract As political questions behind Pakistan's emergence distilled themselves into aesthetic questions of how to represent a country without a past, the debate erupted through the spatial practices determining the form and architectural character of the nation's two capitols...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 601–606.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and aspirations about meaningful sovereignty. Getachew's central characters were visionaries in terms of imagining possible worlds beyond the nation-state. The book is less convincing in demonstrating that an intractable nationalism and indeed underlying racial thinking were not serious impediments...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 474–486.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of the central tenets of Italian neorealism: a focus on lower classes and disenfranchised people, the use of amateur actors, and a commitment to documenting scenes of daily life. His poetic films and character studies have helped define...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 498–505.
Published: 01 August 2011
... characteristics of both French and Persian literary traditions and that they form a category characterized by hybridity. I also argue that this category has partly Persianized the Western novel on the margins...