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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 264–281.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Matthew H. Baxter Abstract The 1981 Dalit mass conversion to Islam at Meenakshipuram, Tamil Nadu, arguably began the Hindu Right's political rise. The conversion raises two different concepts for understanding mass conversion's relationship to democracy. Though it is commonly framed in terms of B...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 259–268.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Claire Norton The motives behind an individual's conversion to another religion are complex and frequently contested. The moment of conversion for the convert symbolizes the beginning of a new life and new opportunities; yet for the community he or she leaves, it is often interpreted as an act...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2003) 23 (1-2): 254–270.
Published: 01 August 2003
...EUGENE F. IRSCHICK Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 2003 Conversations in Tarangambadi: Caring for the Self in Early Eighteenth Century South India1 EUGENE F. I RSCHICK In their commentary about the Tswana, John and early eighteenth century...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 102–111.
Published: 01 May 2016
... “Rethinking Postcolonial Capitalist Development” is a conversation between the political theorist and historian Partha Chatterjee and Kalyan Sanyal (1951–2012), author of Rethinking Capitalist Development: Primitive Accumulation, Governmentality, and Postcolonial Capitalism . In this interview...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 204–212.
Published: 01 May 2016
... be In Conversation with Siba Grovogui time for a reevaluation. Taking a fresh look at Gro- Anna M. Agathangelou vogui sheds light on what we have become, illumi- nating his prescience and noting those...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 365–376.
Published: 01 August 2018
... life. The South represents a moment of uncertainty in the history of capitalism that brings the human condition itself into question. This conversation addresses the contradictions and indeterminacy, difficulties and possibilities, and the uncertain futures that might await both the South and the North...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 430–441.
Published: 01 August 2022
... University Press 2022 violence nonviolence revolution South Africa Zimbabwe What is the sound and feel of South-South political theory in action, as a conversation on the ground? We sat down in February 2021—at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and during the outbreak of civil war...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (2): 452–453.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Dina Le Gall Contested Conversions to Islam: Narratives of Religious Change in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire Krstić Tijana . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2011 xvi + 264 pp., $60.00 (cloth) © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 The Politics of Women’s Rights...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 279–293.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Maya Mikdashi In this essay Mikdashi examines the legal practice of strategic conversion, or religious conversion undertaken in order to make use of different aspects of the Lebanese legal system. Mikdashi illustrates the process of strategic conversion by comparing it to that of correcting one’s...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 152–173.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Fadi A. Bardawil “The Solitary Analyst of Doxas: An Interview with Talal Asad” explores Asad's intellectual trajectory. In Bardawil and Asad's intergenerational conversation Asad discusses his critique of the neutrality of the social sciences, his own critique of Orientalist scholarship (while...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 66–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
... rehabilitating nonhuman themes in conversations about imperial history, it provides a platform for rethinking both nonhumans and empires as they are envisioned conventionally in the historiography. This introductory article begins by situating this special section as a conversation between science studies...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 528–542.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., but also in its use as a tool of “inner conversion,” which helps enable a modern refiguring of Muslim faith, from imitation ( taqlid ) to substantiation with evidence ( tahqiq ). Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 religion and science anthropology of knowledge evidence miracles...
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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 (2): 372–386.
Published: 01 August 2020
... unapologetically self-promotional, autobiographical persona. In conversation with recent scholarship on Muslim cosmopolitanism, women's autobiographical writing, and travel literature, this article points to the development of an influential project of Muslim cosmopolitanism in late colonial Sindh that blurred...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 166–174.
Published: 01 August 2021
... for the House of Prayer, images of which were circulated among Zambian Christians, primarily church leaders. Each set of plans has provoked conversations about what the House of Prayer should look like. This article shows how discussions of the building's aesthetic features were connected to the theological...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 195–203.
Published: 01 May 2016
... theoretical directions that the book opens up, specifically as these may enrich interdisciplinary conversations in African studies. Of particular concern is the possibility of moving beyond postcolonial theory's founding critique of area studies scholarship. Beyond theory's critique of the geopolitics...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 344–353.
Published: 01 August 2018
... and art’s connection to its social and political context, as well as to the community at large. Through a localized, contextualized study that puts at the forefront conversations and interviews with cultural producers and artists in Cairo, it argues that understandings of revolutionary art during...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 423–438.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in matters of religion. This essay documents the prehistory of this iconic case to demonstrate that neither the controversy nor the judgment was novel, as scholarship has repeatedly claimed. Family law had historically been a contentious arena that enabled conversations between the state and religion, courts...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Upendra Baxi This conversation is largely about the ways of doing and writing histories: whether legal/juridical or social histories of law. The difference between the two genres is briefly explored in Baxi’s essay, but obviously more collaborative work is needed. As concerns histories of human...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 263–274.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Lucy Graham This essay examines a hypothetical supplement to Rudyard Kipling's famous poem “If—” scripted by the judge during the Jacob Zuma rape trial in 2006. It places this into conversation with State of Peril: Race and Rape in South African Literature (2012) and argues for the importance...