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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2002) 22 (1-2): 112–118.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Sunil Sharma Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 2003 Amir Khusraw and the Genre of Historical Narratives in Verse1 Sunil Sharma One of the literary innovations credited to the Indo- court with Fakhr al-Din Gurgani, culminating in the works of Persian poet...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 498–505.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Laetitia Nanquette Writers of Iranian origin who compose in French have published a fair number of novels in France since the beginning of the 1990s. This article analyzes the genre specificity of novels by Franco-Iranian authors and the challenges that the inevitable influence of the French...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (3): 513–532.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of martyrdom in the Iranian cinema of sacred defense, originally conceived to depict the spiritual dimensions of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88). I explore the foundational role of this genre in the postrevolutionary Iranian cinema and its development in concert with television. I then argue that representations...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 336–354.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Andrew J. Eisenberg Employing approaches from ethnomusicology and vocal anthropology, Eisenberg undertakes an interpretive-ethnographic analysis of Indian taarab , a genre of Swahili song on the Kenyan coast that features Swahili words set to Hindi film song melodies performed in a distinctly...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 107–117.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Fahad Ahmad Bishara Abstract This article takes a single genre of the Persian Gulf pearl dive—the chau manual, used to determine the weight-based value of a pearl—and draws on it to think about circulation and commodification in the Indian Ocean world. In reading the chau manual, as well as other...
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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 (2021) 41 (2): 185–193.
Published: 01 August 2021
... recitation, and sound control in midcentury Senegal, this article seeks to illuminate the institutional and political contexts that shaped the production and reception of specific genres of Islamic scholarship in the late colonial period. 7. For the latter, see Ross, Sufi City ; Babou, “Urbanizing...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 321–335.
Published: 01 August 2017
... into the precolonial Swahili poetic genre of the utendi . In contrast to previous analyses that have highlighted the appropriation of text to fit local discourses of identity, Vierke argues that the relationship between the Swahili translation and the previous Arabic text is basically aesthetic. Drawing on the concept...
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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 (2022) 42 (2): 555–558.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Fadi A. Bardawil Abstract This essay makes the case for moving away from a genre of writing about revolutions that elevates particular ones to the status of models and exemplars, which then become the touchstone of all subsequent revolutionary processes. This way of looking at emancipatory...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 341–347.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Audrey Truschke Abstract Siddhicandra's Bhanucandraganicarita ( Biography of Bhanucandra , ca. 1620s) enacts a stunning development in Sanskrit historiography. The text's title bills it as a biography of a Jain mendicant, a standard genre of Jain-authored works. But, in fact, the text treats cross...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 381–387.
Published: 01 August 2022
... in a Sanskrit worldview, Hindi intellectuals exhibited newness in their theorization of the art of poetic craft. Engaging with Busch's work on the ritigranth genre, this article demonstrates how the poet-scholars of Rajasthan who were experts in Brajbhasha and Marwari—or Hindi and Rajasthani, respectively...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 362–369.
Published: 01 August 2022
... provide us with material to think about the context of performance of these texts. It concludes with a broad reflection on how these three narratives represent a textual microcosm that reveals the many connections gurbilās literature—and more broadly the Sikh cultural world—has with other genres...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 388–410.
Published: 01 August 2011
... productive case studies of diasporic reappropriations of local genres used to present selective views of homeland and diaspora to diverse audiences. Furthermore, these public diaspora events do as much to continuously negotiate Iranian diaspora identity across generations as they do to represent Iran to non...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Nouri Gana; Heike Härting The essays collected in this issue of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East explore the ways in which writers and artists from Africa and the Middle East have deployed diverse genres and modes of narrative or discursive practices in order not only...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 20–37.
Published: 01 May 2008
... and responding to martyrdom operations (a.k.a. suicide bombing), ensuring that these complementary and simultaneous hermeneutic tasks do not slither accidentally into the moral abyss of justifying “terror-ism.” I demonstrate how the film makes use of cinematic conventions (e.g., the thriller genre and camera...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 78–92.
Published: 01 May 2008
...), the essay examines how political manipulation and the rhetoric and genre of human rights discourse stifle the narratives on the violence and trauma of the Congolese population. It seeks to understand why the rape narratives of women of some nations effectively elicit empathy and convey the violence, trauma...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 34–45.
Published: 01 May 2011
... challenges the clerical oligarchy; the postrevolutionary secular Left and liberal intellectuals tend to be more tolerant and more independent-minded than their predecessors; and a new genre of secular Muslim intellectuals, unlike the Muslim reformers of the past, have begun challenging some basic tenets...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 2–7.
Published: 01 May 2015
... artifact and genre is one way to understand how it has changed, and for what reasons. Today the utopian projects of the past are widely questioned; meanwhile social and political debates are crisis-driven rather than shaped by longer-term visions. But utopias continue to emerge—witness the many expressions...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (3): 570–587.
Published: 01 December 2017
... that made them valuable to their patrons, to their contemporaries, and to those who C I R C U L A T I O N a n d L A N G U A G E 3. For a discussion of the usefulness of the problematic genre label romance for das- tans and qissahs, see Khan, The Broken Spell. 4. Babur and Khan- i Khanan, Bâburnâma, 366...