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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): 45–59.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Allison Busch Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 2004 The Anxiety of Innovation: The Practice of Literary Science in the Hindi/Riti Tradition Kesavdas has described the various gestures of Radha...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 355–361.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Projit Bihari Mukharji Mukharji's article is a set of reflections on how Dipesh Chakrabarty's The Calling of Histor y might speak to historians of science. Mukharji describes how Chakrabarty's key concerns resonate closely with recent concerns of historians of science, before suggesting ways...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 381–387.
Published: 01 August 2022
... retold the epic Ramayana in ornate Brajbhasha, and he was the first court poet who theorized the literary science elaborately in a north Indian vernacular. Keshavdas invented, in Busch's words, an “elevated form of vernacular royal expression” by transplanting the Sanskrit epic style and political...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1991) 11 (1_and_2): 32–61.
Published: 01 August 1991
...Meera Nanda Copyright 1992: South Asia Bulletin 1991 South Asia Bulletin, Vol. XI, Nos. 1 & 2 (1991). Is Modern Science a Western, Patriarchal Myth? A Critique of the Populist Orthodoxy Meera Nanda coupled with their staunch cultural...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1992) 12 (2): 39–56.
Published: 01 August 1992
...Vasant Kaiwar Copyright 1992: South Asia Bulletin 1992 Sourh Asia Bulletin, Vol. XI1 No. 2, Fall 1992. Science, Capitalism, and Islam Vasant Kaiwar Muslim society, bullied by the military might of science has “no epirtemologicalstanding CIS s&nce.”S the West, pushed...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 349–353.
Published: 01 August 2019
... packages, Doumani also shows the ongoing power of the historian's more old-fashioned quantitative toolkit: the painstaking extraction of data from serial archival sources. (Of course, Doumani's ability to compile this material from Ottoman documents also depended on a decidedly humanistic science: the art...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 408–416.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Sanil V. As a response to Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai’s book The Cracked Mirror, Sanil’s essay explores the relation between ethics and the social sciences. The essay engages the work of Kant, Aristotle, Martin Heidegger, and Michel Foucault, among others, to make its argument. The Cracked...
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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 (2017) 37 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Mamadou Diouf Since independence, African scholars from different traditions (African, Islamic and Western), intellectuals, and politicians have been actively engaging with humanities and social sciences originating from the West and received through the conduit of colonial rule and imperial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 260–263.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Asef Bayat Bayat’s essay examines the divide between area studies and the social science disciplines. A truly productive engagement with and critical reflection on the social sciences, Bayat argues, is possible only by intimate area knowledge, wide perspectives, a comparative lens, and a search...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 380–391.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Sudipta Kaviraj Social science theory, the concepts and argumentative architecture through which scholars make sense of the vast processes of modernity—industrialization, étatisation, secularity, individuation—generated the first wave of theoretical concepts in the crucible of European history...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 121–131.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Suren Pillay This article offers a few vignettes on the humanities in contemporary Africa. It suggests that the different fates of the humanities and social sciences have corresponded to changes in political conjunctures, particularly in relation to nationalism in the wake of independence...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 162–170.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., that there exists a heavy preoccupation on the part of the HEC with what is called “scientism” in contradistinction to science. As a result of all this, Haq claims, knowledge of languages has all but disappeared from the educational horizons of Pakistan, and the capacity for analytical and critical thought...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 171–172.
Published: 01 May 2017
... factors, such as the hegemony of performance indexes and the journal impact factor, that are pushing the humanities (and sciences) in dangerous directions. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 humanities impact factor East Asia meritocracy References Craig Iain D. Ferguson Liz...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 495–499.
Published: 01 December 2019
... at the intersection of Islam and modern science. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 evidence Islam knowledge authority religion and science How do we know what we know, do not know, or ought to know? Evidence is an expansive concept. It not only is central to academic inquiries, but also...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 17–23.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., science, and justice. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 air pollution urban geography science and technology studies Delhi Consider the following: On the morning of May 6, 2017, students of a girls' high school close to Delhi's southeastern border breathed in vapors of 2...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 7–16.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to develop a critique of the normative approach within climate science, which is global in various ways and thereby fails to bring meaning to the local. The article discusses the ethical choices implicit in the current paradigm of climate prediction, how irreducible uncertainty at the local scale can...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 148–152.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in relation to the broader fields of work on the public sphere and publics, especially as they relate to recent work in the human sciences that focus on materiality, the senses, and media. References Barber Karin . The Anthropology of Texts, Persons, and Publics: Oral and Written Culture in Africa...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 118–134.
Published: 01 May 2022
... story can point to a different and earlier periodization of colonization that involves the acquisition of naval stations, outposts, and customs houses hidden under the veneer of naval science. kmm2282@columbia.edu Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 sovereignty governmentality...