Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and cultures at Harvard University, returns to the Hindi Urdu Flagship on Thursday, April 19 to give a seminar on Khoja Identity in South Asia at 3.30pm in WCH 4.118. Asani’s talk is entitled From Satpanthi to Ismaili Muslim: Rearticulations of Khoja identity in South Asia. The talk is co-sponsored by UT Austin’s Islamic Studies Program. A flyer for the talk can be downloaded here.
Asani directs the Harvard University’s Ph.D. program in Indo-Muslim Culture and chairs the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He also serves as the director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program.