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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 348–355.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Samyak Ghosh Abstract This article situates the court of the Tungkhungia kings of Brahmaputra Valley (1680–1830), in present day Assam, in the space of courtly convergence and response in eighteenth-century South Asia. It studies a particular moment in the Tungkhungia royal court (1714–44) when...
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Published: 01 August 2021
Figure 3. “If you want forgiveness, go to court!” Manish Msamah demonstration, July 2016. Photo by the author. Figure 3. “If you want forgiveness, go to court!” Manish Msamah demonstration, July 2016. Photo by the author. More
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (1): 25–36.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Tracy Pintchman Courting Krishna on the Banks of the Ganges: Gender and Power in a Hindu Women’s Ritual Tradition TRACY PINTCHMAN A good amount of contemporary postcolonial where.3 Here, however, I wish to focus specifically scholarship has attempted to grapple with issues...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 314–335.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Anuj Bhuwania Bhuwania’s article studies the politics of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in contemporary India. PIL is a unique jurisdiction initiated by the Indian Supreme Court in the aftermath of the Emergency of 1975-77. Bhuwania locates the history of PIL in India’s postcolonial predicament...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1989) 9 (2): 72–74.
Published: 01 August 1989
... pending the appointment of a replacement for Justice Military Courts (Retd.) Fakhruddin Ebrahim when he was appointed Gover- nor of Sind in April 1989. EXCERPTS FROM AMPESlY INTERNATIONAL REPORT ON Discussions...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 7b. Ghazaleh Hedayat, from the series Crust (2013). Installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Azad Art Gallery, Tehran. Figure 7b. Ghazaleh Hedayat, from the series Crust (2013). Installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Azad Art Gallery, Tehran. More
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 49–63.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Eric Schewe This article examines the consolidation of a regime of government-subsidized wheat bread in Egypt during the Second World War, in tandem with the development of the Egyptian state of emergency and a military courts system. It investigates how landowner resistance and fertilizer...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 423–438.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Saumya Saxena Shah Bano was sixty-three years old when her husband divorced her in 1978. He refused to pay maintenance to her beyond a period of three months ( iddat ), claiming his obligation extended no further than three menstrual cycles of his wife’s. While the court decided in favor...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 515–527.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of the recent Sikh past is reflected in the works of Ratan Singh Bhangu, the author of the hagiographic work Gur Panth Prakash , and Ram Sukh Rao, the court historian of the Sikh kingdom of Kapurthala. The works on these Punjabi authors reveal anxieties about how the recent past would be recorded and understood...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 506–520.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Audrey Truschke This article presents the first in-depth textual analysis of the Razmnamah ( Book of War ), the Persian translation of the Mahabharata sponsored by the Mughal emperor Akbar in the late sixteenth century. I argue that the Razmnamah was a central literary work in the Mughal court...
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 9. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Interior court. Photo courtesy of Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design. Figure 9. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Interior More
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 1. British Library and Museum, Swargadeo Siva Simha and Ambika Devi in the Tungkhungia Court, Dharmapurana, MS. 11386, folio 003. More
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 402–422.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Leigh Denault Alternately seen as a local-level court of arbitration, a union or committee, or village or municipal council, the concept of the South Asian panchayat was a sociopolitical and legal palimpsest. Retaining traces of meaning accrued from multiple incarnations, contestations...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 404–412.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in the Ottoman Empire (after 1908) and in postwar Arab nation-states, Arab writers were preoccupied with the relationship between statecraft and majority-minority relations. They argued that democratic institutions such as parliaments and courts of law were the best venues to safeguard the rights of religious...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 May 2015
... to early nineteenth centuries. Both equines and equestrianism were enmeshed in the fabric of the Mughal empire and its successor states: in foreign trade, in its military practices, in the organization of the hierarchy of the nobility, and in the ritual practices, language, and visual culture of the court...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (3): 487–494.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Kamrouz Pirouz After becoming prime minister for the second time, and having won the oil nationalization case at the World Court, Muhammad Musaddiq was hopeful that the British would be more compromising in their approach toward the oil nationalization issue. He was also hopeful of the American...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 356–364.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Carl W. Ernst The Mogul court poet Fayzi (AD 1547–95) is credited with the composition of the Shariq al-ma`rifa , a Persian text offering an interpretation of Indian philosophy drawing on Sufi and Neoplatonic (Illuminationist) terms and categories. This article examines how the author subordinates...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 December 2011
... interconnections with a wider Ottoman-Turkish musical culture that has sustained historical traces in Turkish synagogues today. Focusing primarily on a Jewish musical form with close links to Ottoman court music, the Maftirim repertoire, the study investigates the changing urban landscape of intercommunal music...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 355–371.
Published: 01 August 2011
... and the problems of translation facing Muslims in colonial courts. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Translating Colonial Fortunes: Dilemmas of Inheritance in Muslim and English Laws across a Nineteenth-­Century Diaspora Michael Gilsenan Diasporic Inheritance across Colonial Spaces...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 124–132.
Published: 01 May 2011
... principles and that continues to the present day. I then examine the call by scholars and activists to separate religion and state in the Muslim world. Against this backdrop, I analyze the Bangladesh Supreme Court's decision in 2001 to declare the fatwa unconstitutional. I investigate to what extent...