Over the 17th-20th centuries, a distinct Bengali Islam emerged from a combination of its unique geography, culture, language, and populations. The form, content, and spread of Bengali Islam was different to developments in Muslim societies in North India or elsewhere.
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In colonial as well as postcolonial South Asia, women have always been involved, and made important, yet often less-recognised and invisibilised, contributions to politico-ideological movements, campaigns and protests. Recent scholarship on different social and political movements has drawn attention to the changing forms of gendered participation in a fast-transforming world.
Over the last decade South Asia has witnessed a steep rise in communal violence and identity-based attacks. India, specifically, has seen a growing and explosive discourse around hate speech and hate crime. Targeted attacks against Dalits (ex-untouchables) and Muslims have escalated under the current government, which has embarked on a policy of majoritarian Hindu nationalism.
Against the background of the global climate, biodiversity and pandemic crises this panel examines aspects of public health and disease in pre-modern South Asia, including social, religious and ecological dimensions of hygiene, health and wellbeing, chronic illness and disability, and the transmission and control of epidemics.
This panel seeks to bring together scholars working on questions of (affordable) housing in times of market-driven construction and lack of building land; architecture and infrastructure that enables humans (and potentially other species too) to live ‘well’ together - in cities, peri-urban regions or in particular spaces within cities.
How have artisans engaged with material production in South Asia? By analysing practices of artisanal production, this panel aims to reorient scholarly debates of material culture towards the experiences of producers. The panel integrates studies of labour with approaches to artisanship that emphasise shifts in technology and the regional political economy.
The annual procession of the god Buṅgadyaḥ is one of the most important festivals in Kathmandu Valley. Over the centuries the festival has become a major forum for the performance of social, religious and gender identities, the staging of power and status and the construction of spatiotemporal imaginaries.