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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 293–306.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Neville Hoad This essay analyzes Lauren Beukes's 2010 novel, Zoo City , as a complicated set of allegories of environmental disaster, HIV/AIDS, xenophobic violence, and contemporary African identity. It argues that Zoo City , as a speculative fiction of sorts, is deeply informed by South African...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 227–228.
Published: 01 August 2016
... shifts our focus to an urban context and analyzes Lauren Beukes’s dystopian speculative fiction novel Zoo City and its allegories of environmental disaster, HIV/AIDS, xenophobic violence, and belonging. Clare Counihan’s interview with artist Nomusa Makhubu reflects on the role of the artist...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 495–506.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in Lahore, and towers in Karachi, this collection unsettles borders, writing across South Asian nations and contested territories together to name architectures operating in archival registers. Through habitations and speculations, it reimagines pasts and futures, recasting the architectural beyond...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 80–90.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that “among the Islamic jurists, it is the amount paid in salam (forward buying) such as the dirhams paid now for what will be acquired in its time in terms of wheat and the like.” 8 Leaving aside questions of interest and speculation, al-Bustānī defines capital in 1870 in an idiom that straddles...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 466–480.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Stine Simonsen Puri In this article I focus on prediction in an Indian gambling market. The article is based on my long-term fieldwork at Delhi Racecourse, which offered a microcosm in which to examine speculations on future uncertainty. I argue that these speculations are oriented toward...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (3): 465–482.
Published: 01 December 2016
... article uncovers the emergence of a housing and rent market in Calcutta predicated on notions of housing rights as an outgrowth of worker protest and militancy, on the one hand, and market speculation in land and housing on the other. This tension opened up a space for colonial intervention, one that drew...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 349–353.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of their family life” must have fueled their battles in court (47–48). Yet our understanding of these motivations remains speculative. Occupying the fault line between historical narrative and fiction, Doumani uses these conditional asides to gesture toward the rich inner lives of his subjects while also flagging...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 43–50.
Published: 01 May 2020
... as a concept and a practice, it needs to find articulation in new modalities and new understandings of our times. If UNESCO's World Heritage List is fiction, if it is nothing but a diplomatic Monopoly board game, DAAR's Refugee Heritage engages with this fiction quite seriously. Playing by the rules...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2000) 20 (1-2): 148–156.
Published: 01 August 2000
... of the 1980s, he con- cial and economic justice. All these forms of social tends, was much more preoccupied with speculations oppression and exploitation were seen by many to be of the future. He also suggests that black fiction writ- thoroughly interconnected in the South African case; ers were more...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 348–355.
Published: 01 August 2022
... a unique political arrangement (“two kings”) was expressed by courtiers, chroniclers, and poets in the language of a stylized fiction of love. The article tries to make meaning of the “two kings” problem by looking at a set of textual and visual materials and situates them within a context of “multilayered...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 391–397.
Published: 01 December 2013
... for fiction and autobiography as “le- according to which the production of poetry falls gitimate” modes of theorizing (37). Many of us re- to the share of Dalit knowledge workers, while the- spond to literary texts as mediating experience and ory continues...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 511–522.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... © 2012 by Duke University Press The Aryan arrival in India is associated with the compilation of poems of a mystical and speculative nature titled the Rig- Veda. I begin, therefore, by focusing on how the notion of the Aryan developed through a continued rearticulation of the authority...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (1): 252–253.
Published: 01 May 2005
... even the most disinterested un- unfolding of the Aryan model of history and the dergraduate’s interest)—one can only speculate as Oriental Renaissance” (13), assesses the new nine- to the discrepancy in pricing. teenth-century disciplines...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 203–208.
Published: 01 May 2020
... norms of comportment, aesthetic tastes, and cosmopolitan outlook among the elite. And, not least, a shrine-centered Sufism served as the primary interface with the sacred, bridging high-minded philosophical speculation with concrete practices of the veneration of holy men and their graves and relics...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 523–542.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Dan Ojwang East African Indian fiction, or rather fiction by East African writers of South Asian origin, presents memorable images of ceaseless wandering through strange territory, flight from home-spaces, violent expulsions, and the networks—imaginative and literal—that link the resultant diaspora...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): 163–180.
Published: 01 August 2004
... with respect to Orient and portrayed it in their own research, travel the major Western crimes against humanity committed writing, explorations, and academic publications. Indeed, during the past century.1 in comparison to various more recent fictional attempts Edward Said’s lengthy...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 541–564.
Published: 01 December 2020
... archive of the developmental state. The projective capacity of architectural knowledge enables this article to speculate on this archive of fantasy and thus interrogate infrastructure, modernization, and development, not as normative categories, but as aesthetic techniques. These produced for the Indian...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 434–443.
Published: 01 December 2020
... everyone by announcing that the Indian government and the NSCN-IM had agreed on the idea of sharing “sovereign powers.” Indian officials had hoped to keep the content of the negotiations under wraps until a final settlement was reached. There was immediately speculation in the Indian media following...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 370–377.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of Prophet Muhammad's tribe, the Quraysh. Moreover, in a dash of pragmatism, he took strong exception to Azad's call for jihad against the British. Such foolhardy confrontation against a powerful colonial state will only invite self-destruction, Khan had argued, while speculating that such catastrophic ideas...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (1): 249–251.
Published: 01 May 2005
...)—one can only speculate as Oriental Renaissance” (13), assesses the new nine- to the discrepancy in pricing. teenth-century disciplines (anthropology, archae- ology, biology, philology...