The Indian Ulema in Afghanistan
The Center for India and South Asia, the Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the Asia Institute Program on Central Asia presents a seminar with Professor Sana Haroon, Institute of Business Administration Karachi.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
History Conference Room
Professor Haroon's presentation looks at the resettlement of several Indian-trained ulema in Afghanistan during the 1915-1940 period. She will examine their participation in the nationalist projects of India and Afghanistan, but then look beyond this paradigm to understand their professional and economic engagement in the spheres of politics, law-making, education and trade.
About the speaker
Sana Haroon completed a BA at Yale University and a PhD in South Asian History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her doctoral work was on the history of religious mobilisation in the Pashtun borderlands, Frontier of Faith (Columbia University Press, 2008). She has also worked on the rise of Deobandi Islam in the Pakhtun north-west and the discourses of religious orthodoxy in early modern Muslim north-India. Sana has taught at the University of East London and at Zayed University in the UAE and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at IBA, Karachi.
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