• October 18, 2013

HUF Hosts Fall 2013 Seminar Series

The Hindi-Urdu Flagship program, in association with South Asia Institute, hosts a series of seminars entitled, Muslims from the Margins. The seminar series will offer a wide-ranging account of the intra-communal challenges to various forms of Muslim hegemonies in South Asia.

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All seminars will take place on Thursdays in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118) from 3:30 pm ~ 5:00 pm with a reception preceding at 3:00 pm. All seminars are free and open to public.

September 12: Lamia Karim, University of Oregon
Politics of Margins? Contextualizing Shahbagh Uprising and Hefazat-e-Islam in Bangladesh

September 19: Shahzad Bashir, Stanford University
Reading Sufi Hagiography as Social Critique

September 26: Gail Minault, UT Austin
“I am Ruby Wrapped in a Rag” -Zay Khay Sheen and the Possibility of Poetry as Autobiography

October 3: Sean Pue, Michigan State University
A ‘Punjabi’ Critique of Sufi Idioms: N.M. Rashed and Urdu Literary Tradition

October 24: Sajjad Rizvi, University of Exeter
Shii Islams as Imperial Faith: Sayyid Didar Ali and the Avadh Dispensation

October 31: Asad Ahmed, UC Berkeley
The Equivalent of the Prophet : Fadl-i Haqq Khayrabadi and Muslim Rationalism in Early Modern India

November 7: Sadia Saeed, Yale University
Hailing the ‘Muslim Citizen: National Identity, State and the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan

November 21: Afsar Mohammed, UT Austin
Jihad, Local Modernity and Reformism:The Story of a Sufi Master from the Below

Convenor: Syed Akbar Hyder, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin