Tag Archives: University of Pennsylvania

Ritual Theory in Early & Medieval China

A review of Embodying the Way: Bio-spiritual Practices and Ritual Theories in Early and Medieval China, by Ori Tavor. What is ritual, why do people…

Sacred Biography & the Making of Bengali Islam

A review of Sacred Biography, Translation and Conversion: The Nabivamsa of Saiyid Sultan and the Making of Bengali Islam, 1600-Present, by Ayesha A. Irani. Ayesha…

Ming Temples in the Sino-Tibetan Frontier

A review of The Impact of Imperial and Local Patronage on Early Ming Temples in the Sino-Tibetan Frontier, by Aurelia Campbell. From the outset, the…

Abdul Halim Sharar (1860-1926) & Reading Publics

A review of Partitioning History: The Creation of an Islami Pablik in Late Colonial India, c.1880-1920, by Christopher Ryan Perkins. ‘Abdul Halim Sharar (1860-1926), a…

Breastfeeding in the Twentieth Century

A review of Feeding Babies, Making Mothers: The Science, Practice and Meaning of Breastfeeding in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century, by Jessica Martucci….