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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 543–545.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Alireza Doostdar Abstract This afterword comments on the three articles in the special section titled “Islam and Regimes of Evidence.” Drawing on the Bakhtin circle's theory of speech genres, Doostdar examines Islamic evidentiary utterances as forms of speech with distinctive internal and external...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 495–499.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Yunus Doğan Telliel Abstract This essay introduces a special section on Islam and evidence with contributions by Ana Maria Vinea, Junaid Quadri, and Yunus Doğan Telliel, and an afterword by Alireza Doostdar. The contributors examine evidential inquiries in Islamic law, healing practices...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 500–512.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Ana Vinea Abstract This article examines the notion of evidence ( dalil ) as it circulates in a revivalist religious therapy in contemporary Egypt to address current transformations of Islamic epistemologies, especially in relation to modern science. It focuses on Quranic healing, a Salafi-oriented...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 528–542.
Published: 01 December 2019
... verses are presented as Quranic miracles—evidence of its transcendent source. Drawing on ethnographic research with Turkish Muslims engaged in scientific exegesis, this article examines the evidentiary inquiry underlying the Quran's “scientific miracles” along two lines: first, it considers how...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1990) 10 (1): 44–53.
Published: 01 May 1990
... Agriculture: Evidence from the Indian Himalaya Manjari Mehta increasingly fragile subsistence base, are reinforcing de- lNTRODUCTlON pendence on off-farm sources of income. The central Himalayan districts...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 513–527.
Published: 01 December 2019
... in all three cases. King notes, for example, that there is little evidence of muwaqqits in the eastern lands of Islam (Iraq, Iran, Central Asia, India) and the Maghrib, casting into doubt whether the turn toward precisely calculated timekeeping was as widespread and official a procedure...
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Published: 01 May 2020
. The nocturnal temperatures are a good indicator of the heat-island effect, which is very evident in the cities: Rotterdam is at the bottom of the image, and The Hague to the upper left. From van der Hoeven and Wandl, Haagse Hitte . Figure 3. Surface temperature differences in the province of South Holland More
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 245–261.
Published: 01 August 2017
... are evident in contemporary novels, which subjected nightlife to a literary “neighborhood gaze,” exposing and shaming protagonists who violated public morality. In this way, novelists warned against what they perceived to be the perils of the new night and advised their readers how to navigate it—how...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 280–298.
Published: 01 August 2017
... and popular representations often used this very same association in an inverse manner. If light was progress, then the darkness of many neighborhoods and the dysfunctional state of the lighting system were evidence of deficiency, which negatively reflected on the government. © 2017 by Duke University Press...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 299–313.
Published: 01 August 2017
... the extent of imperial intervention in the occupied city, which has been so far underappreciated in a literature centered on the occupation's geopolitical impact and significance. All this has produced copious and heretofore unstudied documentary evidence. This article draws on the diaries and memoirs...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 345–360.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Megan Eaton Robb Abstract Social and cultural historians of South Asia have long called for additional research into the qasbah , or Islamic small town. This essay offers evidence that Bijnor qasbah, through the newspaper Madinah , hosted alternate geographies and temporalities to construct...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 468–473.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Lâle Can; Aimee M. Genell Abstract Were Ottoman autonomous provinces nation-states in the making or signs of a semicolonial and irredeemably weak empire? Or, were they evidence of alternative arrangements of imperial sovereignty? By taking a long view of Ottoman history and examining “exceptional...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 507–525.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., but as a process—emerges as a crucial body of evidence for the evolution of multiple narratives of the political idea of Pakistan. The design process, as documented in sketches, architectural drawings, reports, and correspondence, reflects the frictions created from unfulfilled expectations and the subsequent...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (1): 2–10.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of either Soviet or African history, the four essays in this section focus on the spaces where African and Soviet students, politicians, and scientists interacted with one another, creating “connected chronologies” and complementary archives of evidence. Weaving together documentary and oral sources...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 134–141.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Ahmad Dallal Available evidence suggests that the crisis of the humanities is more critical in the Arab world than it is in the West. This article provides a provisional sketch of the state of arts and humanities scholarship within university settings in the Arab world. The article also examines...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 21–34.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the camera. This photographic counter-narrative presents a challenge to certain Althusserian and Foucauldian accounts for which the state is ultimately the arbiter of “evidence.” As Pinney shows, political claims could be advanced in the space of photography that were disallowed in everyday life...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 539–556.
Published: 01 December 2015
... , against the grain unravels this molar over-coding and provides evidence that evades the very binaries of victim/savior, oppressed/oppressor, and progressive/traditional that the text seeks to create. Hence, it is only by choosing a molecular reading of Malala that we can attempt to deterritorialize...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 361–368.
Published: 01 August 2016
... historians in late colonial India and engendered a set of practices—like archiving and the valence of particular types of evidence—that continues to shape the field. Scientific history was a contagious idea, and its life in India is full of paradoxes. Various types of histories—national, parochial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (1): 102–116.
Published: 01 May 2013
... managing their relations with national and transregional power centers. The dispersal of the telkin ritual in two very different locations shows that the traditional rituals attacked by Muslim reformists cannot be construed as “local” additions to “orthodox” Islam; rather, this ritual is evidence...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 December 2010
... evidence, one can see that a vibrant bazaar economy had developed in cities, protected by the imperial government and at times through the resettlement of populations from outside of the Iranian plateau and Mesopotamia. These local economies in turn created an imperial network by the Sassanians but acted...