Category Archives: South Asia

Goddess Traditions and Kingship in Mysore

A review of The Goddess and the King: Cāmuṇḍēśvari and the Fashioning of the Woḍeyar Court of Mysore by Caleb Simmons. Caleb Simmons’ dissertation, The…

Gender, Authority, and Islam in Suburban Chicago

A review of The Construction of American Islam: Gender, Authority, and Tradition in Suburban Chicago, by Justine Howe. Justine Howe’s dissertation details the rhetorical and…

Bangladeshi Immigrant Women in the 21st Century

A review of Education as Capital: Educated Bangladeshi Immigrant Women in the 21st Century, by Rifat Mahbub. This dissertation examines the experiences of educated female…

India and Religion in 19th-c. America

A review of Imagining Hindus: India and Religion in Nineteenth Century America, by Michael J. Altman. Historians usually begin the story of Hindu religion in…