Category Archives: North, Central & West Asia

The Romance Genre in Late Mughal India

A review of The Broken Spell: The Romance Genre in Late Mughal India, by Pasha Mohamad Khan. One gloomy and overcast day in the fictional…

Patrons and Priests in Amdo Tibet 1791-1911

A review of Between Patron and Priest: Amdo Tibet under Qing Rule, 1791-1911, by Max Gordon Oidtmann. This is an ambitious dissertation.  The study of…

Visual Sources in Russian Archives

Visual Sources in Russian Archives The vagaries of archival research can be taxing enough when working with conventional text-based sources, but trying to locate, access,…

Post-Socialism & Islam in Tajikistan

A review of Re‐producing Social Relations; Political and Economic Change and Islam in Post‐Soviet Tajik Ishkashim, by Aliaa Remtilla Aliaa Remtilla’s fascinating dissertation “Re‐producing social…