Self-Publishing Prophecies: Apocalypse and Media from Shah Waliullah to Zaid Hamid


Apr
12
2013

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  • Speaker: Manan Ahmed
  • Host Department: Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)
  • Date: 04/12/2013
  • Time: 4:00PM - 5:30 PM

  • Location: Room 1636, International Institute/SSWB, 1080 South University

  • Description:

    Manan Ahmed, Columbia University

    Respondent: Aswin Punathambekar, University of Michigan

     

    Manan Ahmed is interested in the relationship between text, space and narrative. His work on Islam’s arrival to Sindh in the 8th century traces the longue durée history of contestations among varied communities in South Asia. His areas of specialization include political and cultural history of Islam in South and Southeast Asia, frontier-spaces and the city in medieval South Asia, imperial and colonial historiography, and philology. He is currently working on a manuscript which takes a close look at the production and reception of Chachnama, a text written in Persian in 1226 C.E. in then capital city of Uch. He is the co-Director of Zunkunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship - a multi-year research project based at Freie Universität Berlin.

     

    Manan Ahmed Asif is interested in the relationship between text, space and narrative. His work on Islam’s arrival to Sindh in the 8th century traces the longue durée history of contestations among varied communities in South Asia. His areas of specialization include political and cultural history of Islam in South and Southeast Asia, frontier-spaces and the city in medieval South Asia, imperial and colonial historiography, and philology. He received his doctoral degree from University of Chicago in 2008 and currently teaches at Columbia University's History department.

     

    Co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Seminar in Islamic Studies, the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, and the Department of History


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